November 30, 2009
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said a Macon County jury has found Roland L. Robinson, 32, to be a sexually violent predator. Robinson has been committed to the Missouri Sexual Offender Treatment Center in Farmington. The judgment and commitment order was signed by Associate Circuit Judge Paul K. Parkinson.
The Attorney General’s Office pursued the commitment of Robinson as a sexually violent predator due to his conviction in Macon County for attempted forcible rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old female, for which he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The offense occurred in Randolph County and was moved on a change of venue to Macon County. Robinson previously pled guilty and was convicted in Greene County in 1993 to first degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old female. He had been out on parole from the 1993 offense for approximately four months before he committed the offenses against the 19-year-old.
“This office will continue to seek the indefinite commitment of those who could commit further violent sexual acts off the streets and away from those they could harm,” Koster said. “It is important for individuals who are deemed sexually violent predators to get the help they need while the community is protected.”
Those committed by the court as sexually violent predators go into the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health. They have the right to have their cases reviewed annually to determine if their mental abnormality has changed, making them unlikely to commit further acts of sexual violence if released.
Currently, there are 136 sexually violent predators committed in Missouri, with 24 of those having occurred this year. Commitments are handled by the Public Safety Division in Koster’s office.