It took under an hour for a jury to return guilty verdicts on molestation charges against a Shreveport man Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in Caddo District Court.
After listening to ten witnesses, the nine-woman, three-man jury found Steven Darnell Robinson, 52, guilty of both molestation of a juvenile and molestation of a juvenile under the age of 13.
The jury retired to deliberate at 5:40 p.m. and returned to Caddo District Judge Katherine Dorroh’s court with guilty verdicts on each count at 6:35 p.m. The jury was unanimous on both counts.
In addition to the two charged counts, three other adult women testified Robinson had molested them during their childhood. This testimony was offered to prove the defendant’s lustful disposition toward children.
Robinson will return to court March 2, 2017, for sentencing. He faces five to 10 years in prison on the first count and 25 to 99 years on the second count, with at least 25 years to be served without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Robinson has three prior felony convictions but is not subject to the habitual offender law because more than 10 years have passed since his last felony conviction.
Prosecutors were Assistant District Attorneys Jason Waltman and Treneisha Hill. Robinson was defended by David McClatchey.