UPDATE: 07/27/17, 10:02 a.m. —  Kenneth Robinson appeared before a judge in Saline County Wednesday for a regularly scheduled hearing. At the proceedings, the case was continued to the next scheduled motion hearing. Robinson is slated to go before a judge again in a Marshall courtroom on Wednesday, August 11 at 11:00 a.m.

A preliminary hearing was also scheduled for Wednesday, September 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Saline County. 

MARSHALL, Mo. — A Marshall man was formally charged Friday, May 19, 2017, by the Saline County Prosecutor on allegations of sexual contact with a child.

According to online court records, Kenneth Lydell Robinson, 30, is being charged with one count of felony statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy-deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 years of age.

A probable cause statement received by the Saline County Circuit Clerk indicates on Thursday, May 18, 2017, an investigator with a child abuse/neglect hotline met with the victim who disclosed sexual contact during an incident with Robinson. Robinson allegedly engaged in sexual contact with the victim and allegedly urged the victim to “not tell anyone so he wouldn’t go to jail”.

The incident is believed to have happened in April of this year. On Friday, May 19, 2017, Robinson was detained, and after first denying the allegations, Robinson did confess to the sexual encounter with the victim.

Robinson is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond under the conditions of not possessing drugs or alcohol, drug and alcohol testing upon request, and no contact with the victim.