SOUTH BEND - Robin Duane Taylor, 58, of Ocean Park remained in Pacific County Jail April 14 in lieu of $100,000 bail after being arrested for allegedly "luring" on March 26 in Ocean Park.
According to Pacific County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney David Bustamante, Taylor is accused of "communicating with a 12-year-old male child, whom he did not know, and asking that the child come and live with him. The father of the child had not given Taylor permission to go anywhere with his son or to invite his son to go anywhere with Mr. Taylor."
Bustamante said the child said he was by himself on his bike and was on his way home from school. "A man who matched the description of Mr. Taylor waved at him to stop as the child was approaching on his bike," he said. "The man thanked the child for stopping and told him he thought he was very pretty. The man asked the boy how he was doing in school. The man then told the boy that he had a second house and that the boy could stay in the house. The man said that he would see that the boy was fed and cared for and that he would have a bed to sleep in at night. The man asked the child if he would like to take a walk with him on the beach and suggested they could just talk. The child felt very uncomfortable about the encounter, and decided to report the incident."
Taylor was later arrested. Bustamante said he told the deputy sheriff that he had been intoxicated that day and did not recall having contact with any children.
A pre-trial has been set for 1:30 p.m. April 23 and a trial will be held at 9 a.m. May 18.