The depraved activities of 53-year-old Russ Robinson came to light after he pulled over a 17-year-old boy as he left a Family Dollar.
After the teen pulled over, Robinson allegedly began talking with the teen and told him he’s had sex with two other boys before reaching in and grabbing the boy’s groin.
The teen told Robinson he wasn’t gay and then told his parents about the altercation, who then contacted the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department. When questioned, Robinson admitted to molesting the teen and had molested other minors in the past.
Because Mississippi law does not allow a law enforcement officer to be charged with a crime without a probable cause hearing, Robinson was not immediately arrested and allowed to go home. The next day, Robinson was found dead at his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Normally, that would be the end of the story. But it is looking like Robinson had a history of this kind of behavior and nothing has been done about it.
Several years ago, Robinson worked part-time at Brooks Grocery in Iuka until he was accused of molesting a teen boy inside the store. Robinson left the job, but was never charged with a crime.
“Nobody ever contacted us or said anything,” Tishomingo Police Chief Mike Kemp said. “I had heard the rumor, but until I had concrete information, there was nothing I could do.”
But the store’s owner, Davis Brooks, said he turned over surveillance footage to the sheriff’s office that showed actual molestation.Tags: Crime, Mississippi, Molestation, Pedophile, Police, Russ Robonson, Shooting, Suicide