Lawton Man Acquitted of Allegations in Controversial Child Sodomy Case

LAWTON, Okla. – After a three-day trial and testimony, a Lawton man has been found not guilty of forcing his ex-girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter to engage in sexual acts. Jaalil Khaleem Robinson, 29, was acquitted of a felony count of forcible sodomy by a Comanche County jury in the courtroom of District Judge Emmit Tayloe.

The charges stemmed from allegations made by the young girl, who claimed Robinson had made inappropriate requests and she complied with them. The girl’s mother contacted police after she discovered the situation following her breakup with Robinson.

An arrest warrant was issued on April 29, 2022, and Robinson was apprehended the following month in Cobb County, Georgia, by U.S. Marshals. The trial saw deliberations become deadlocked, with nine jurors leaning towards a not guilty verdict and three believing in Robinson’s guilt. However, after further deliberation, the jury ultimately reached a verdict of not guilty.

Robinson had been held on a $200,000 bond since his initial court appearance on May 31, 2022. Following his acquittal, the bond was rescinded, and he is now a free man.

The trial outcome has drawn attention to the challenges of prosecuting such cases, where the testimony of a child is often crucial to securing a conviction. The case highlights the need for comprehensive investigation techniques and support for child victims throughout the legal process.

Advocates for victims of child sexual abuse stress the importance of providing a safe environment for victims to come forward and share their experiences. Additionally, these advocates emphasize the significance of a thorough and sensitive investigation by law enforcement to ensure justice is served.

While the jury found Robinson not guilty, the case serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing allegations of child abuse seriously and striving for justice for those who have been victimized in any way.