Man charged with 51 counts of rape admits to making "bad choices"

SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Sharp County man facing more than 100 charges, including rape, admitted to an investigator that he "made some bad choices" including sleeping with an underage girl nearly every day for two years.

According to court documents filed on June 27 in Sharp County District Court, a detective was called to a home in Cave City on May 29 for a report of sexual assault on two juvenile girls.

The first victim's mother said Joey Robbins, 36, of Cherokee Village forced her daughter to take and send nude photos of herself to his cell phone. The girl told the investigator that Robbins also sexually assaulted her.

While speaking with the first teen, the detective learned Robbins had a second victim. The teen said Robbins and another girl had been having sex "for a long time" and said that Robbins even bought lingerie for the girl.

The next day, on May 30, the detective interviewed the first victim again at his office.

According to court documents, the victim said this all began about a year ago when staying with a friend, who was identified as Robbins' second victim.

The girl said Robbins asked her to take naked photos of herself. She said "she refused but Joey forced her to do so by threatening to take her phone away from her if she did not comply."

The girl said Robbins also forced her to take her clothes off in front of him on two occasions, both times she said Robbins sexually assaulted her, according to the court document.

Following the interview, the victim and her mother went to their car to fill out paperwork for an order of protection.

That's when, according to the detective, Robbins showed up and started knocking on their window, prompting the detective to confront him.

Robbins told the detective he was there to talk about what was going on.

"Joey stated he had been making some bad choices and had asked [the victim] to send him nude pictures of herself through Snapchat," the court document stated. "Joey stated [the victim] had sent him at least 10 nude photos to his phone."

Robbins also admitted to sexually assaulting the girl, according to the detective.

During the interview, Robbins admitted to having sex with another underage girl.

He said he had been having sex with the girl since she was 10 years old until about 4 months ago. He claimed, according to court records, to have had sex with the girl on a daily bases for the past two years.

Robbins also admitted to having the girl send him at least 50 photos and videos of herself nude. Robbins told the detective that if either girl didn't comply with his requests for nude photos or videos that he threatened to take their phones from them. He said he did take their phones on two occasions.

Robbins faces a long list of charges including:

  • 51 counts of rape
  • 60 counts of engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in a visual or print medium
  • 1 count of sexual assault second degree?

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