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Alleged peeping dentist released on bond

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - KLTV 7 has learned Robinson's defense team filed motions, requesting his bonds be reduced. Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham told us he agreed that based upon the level of the crime and the facts of the case, the bonds should be reduced. Once the bond conditions were set, Bingham agreed to the motions, and the court issued the order.

Under the conditions of bond, Robinson was ordered to surrender his passport. He also won't be allowed to leave Smith County without the court's permission. The court has also restricted him from being anywhere that's within 500 feet of the alleged victims in the case, or anyone under the age of 17. Robinson will submit to weekly drug tests.

Court officials said Robinson cannot access the Internet, or have a phone that can access the Internet, under his conditions of bond.

Meanwhile, the state continues to sift through the evidence to build its case...

"I wish our statute didn't require the "sexual conduct," and the image was enough, but that's just not the way it is in [Texas]," said Bingham, referring to the Texas Penal Code. For a criminal offense to meet the requirements of a 'child pornography' charge in the state of Texas, a child that has been recorded, or photographed has to be engaging in sexual conduct.

"We do have a statute of obscenity, but it's not child porn," said Bingham, who is confident the evidence does not support a child porn indictment.

"I feel like the evidence will support a charge that is equal in it's severity," he said. 

As far as we know, Dr. Robinson is laying low. Sources tell us his wife and daughter picked him up from jail, last night. No one answered at his Tyler home, Tuesday afternoon. The doctor was also out of the office. A note taped to the door of his Tyler dental clinic stated the office was  "temporarily closed".

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