Young Marshall man faces child pornography charges

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

A 19-year-old Marshall man is facing a child pornography charge after the phone he was using allegedly contained sexual images of minors.

According to unofficial online court documents, Kyle Robinson has been charged with possession of child pornography – first offense. A probable cause statement notes that on Dec. 12, 2020, a “witness” contacted E-911 advising Robinson had child pornography on his cell phone. Officers responded to a residence on Yerby Street and spoke with the calling party, who stated at approximately 3:45 a.m., she picked up Robinson’s phone and observed naked images of an 11- or 12-year-old juvenile. She advised she had confronted Robinson about the images and that he admitted to having them. The witness then advised the phone belonged to her, but she gave phone access to Robinson on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The officer spoke with Robinson, who allegedly admitted to having the pictures and explained he had met the victim approximately one year prior and began socially talking to her and admitting to asking her for nudes. A subsequent search of the phone revealed a message from the victim on Robinson’s Instagram account, as well as nine images of the victim and multiple other naked images of females believed to be juveniles.

Robinson is currently being held on a $15,000 bond, cash only. According to online court documents, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.