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Dubuque kidnapping victim may have lied about incident


A Dubuque man accused of kidnapping and a sexually abusing a woman in October may have some new evidence in his favor.

Prosecutors had charged Scott Robinson with first degree kidnapping in an incident where he allegedly wouldn't let a woman leave his apartment after they met at an East Dubuque bar and went home together. According to the victim, Robinson then sexually assaulted her.

A jury found Robinson guilty in April, and his sentencing was set for Thursday. However, a man recently stepped forward with some new information that caused Robinson to motion for a new trial.

According to new court documents, this man was talking with the alleged victim outside a Dubuque bar sometime "between Halloween and Christmas of 2011." The alleged victim told the man she had willingly gone back to Robinson's apartment, performed a sex act with him and then asked Robinson for money so she could go get drugs.

Robinson and the alleged victim quarreled about the details of the transaction, and a neighbor called the police when the alleged victim started screaming.

According to court documents, the alleged victim told the man she made up the story about being forced to stay in Robinson's apartment and then sexually assaulted because she feared getting in trouble, since she was allegedly high and on probation during the incident.

The man said he only recently realized the man the alleged victim was talking about was Scott Robinson. That is why this information only recently came to light, court documents say.

The court will hear Robinson's motion for a new trial July 17.

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