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Ex-Seneca County Youth Center employee faces new charges after being accused of sex crimes




TIFFIN — A former employee of the Seneca County Youth Center who pleaded not guilty after being accused of kissing and engaging in sexual conduct with a 16-year-old girl, as well as trying to travel to Indiana with the girl who was once held at the youth facility, is facing new charges after being arrested again on Thursday.

Wayne P. Robinson, 49, of Tiffin, was charged with felony interference of custody and two counts of third-degree felony sexual battery, according to Seneca County Common Pleas Court records.

Robinson pleaded not guilty to each of the charges.

On Thursday, authorities received information that Robinson, who was out on bond, was planning to cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor at a church on US 224. The Tiffin Police Department and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to find Robinson hiding under a bridge, according to a police report.

Robinson was additionally charged with criminal damaging and obstructing official business, both misdemeanors, and was booked into the Seneca County Jail.

Court records state that the girl, 16 years old, was reported missing back in September, when her father reported that her court-ordered GPS ankle monitor had been cut off.

Robinson admitted to picking up the girl from her father’s residence in Fostoria before taking off to Indiana in an attempt for the girl to “run away” with Robinson, according to court records.

The 16-year-old girl was taken to the Seneca County Youth Center, as she had an active warrant.

Robinson was out on bond at $50,000 with a posting of 10% permitted.

Judge Michael Kelbley ordered that Robinson be fitted with the GPS tracking device that he tried to remove.

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  1. Moe

    Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Too bad the YMCA didn’t make anyone aware that this man was a child predator. He was director of aquatics at the Tiffin YMCA and helped with the swim team. They let him resign when they caught him watching child porn at work

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