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Dubuque man denied bond reduction

Scott Robinson appeared in court Monday afternoon Scott Robinson appeared in court Monday afternoon

A Dubuque County judge denied Scott Robinson his request for a bond reduction at a bond hearing Monday afternoon.

Robinson, 33, is in the Dubuque County jail, facing a first degree charge of kidnapping and second degree charge of sexual abuse, stemming from an incident in the early hours of Oct. 8.

Prosecutors are alleging he met a woman at an East Dubuque bar and lured her back to his Dubuque apartment, where he held her against her will and sexually abused her.

Robinson appeared in court Monday, where his lawyer asked the judge to reduce his client's bond from $500,000 to $100,000. Robinson's mother testified she would be responsible for her son and house him if the family could post the reduced bond.

Assistant county prosecutor Chris Corken called three Dubuque police officers to testify details of their findings in the investigation.

Cpl. Dwaine Prine testified a search warrant of Robinson's apartment yielded several rolls of duct tape, weapons and ammunition. Those were consistent, Prine said, with what someone would use to stalk another person. He said he also found surgical gloves, black gloves, a black hat, a hunting knife and a digital camera together in a closet in Robinson's apartment.

He said there were no indications the weapons were owned illegally.

Jeff Tupper is a criminal investigator with the department and testified that since word of the incident has spread, police have received reports from people who claim to have been victimized by Robinson.

The judge decided to deny Robinson's bond review request, citing the serious nature of the alleged circumstances and a possible safety threat to a person or people if Robinson were to leave jail.

Robinson's trial is currently set for Dec. 19.

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