Robinson sentenced to 10 years for 2018 rape of K-State student


A 29-year-old Manhattan man has been sentenced to a decade in prison for his role in a 2018 rape case involving a K-State student.

Dexter Robinson, who earlier this month pleaded no contest to the charge, had been tried for the crime twice last year. Both trials ended in mistrial. In exchange for his plea, the state agreed to drop remaining charges of aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated kidnapping.

Riley County Judge John Bosch imposed the 10 year (120 month) sentence agreed upon by the state and the defense, based on Robinson’s acceptance of responsibility and limited criminal history prior to the offense. The standard sentence for such a crime is 155 months.

Prior to the sentencing, the victim’s mother read a statement in court, detailing how the July 2018 incident scarred her daughter emotionally. Rather than moving into an apartment that fall, she moved in with her family, but eventually finished her degree and is now moving on to graduate school. She says her daughter has not allowed the incident to define her.

The mother also said that as a parent, “no length of time is appropriate for what (Robinson) did.” She remained hopeful that Robinson will take time to reflect on this while in prison and turn his life around.

As part of his sentencing, Robinson was ordered to register as a sex offender and is subjected to lifetime of post-release supervision. He’s also been ordered to pay more than $200 in restitution and $193 in court costs.


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