CALDWELL -- A 20-year-old Caldwell man is headed to prison for sexual abuse of a child under 16.
Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor said Tyler Robbins was sentenced Monday by Judge Molly Huskey. The judge gave Robbins a unified sentence of 15 years, with the first five years fixed.
Prosecutors say Robbins was originally charged with one count of lewd conduct with a minor under 16 and two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 16. The charges allege two separate instances of illegal sexual contact Robbins had with a 13-year-old girl, and another instance with a 4-year-old girl.
In a plea deal with prosecutors, Robbins entered a guilty plea to one count involving the 13-year-old. The other two counts were dismissed, with the 4-year-old retaining all of her victim’s rights.
"The defendant poses a high risk to both young children and teenagers," said Taylor. "Today’s sentence ensures that for at least the next five years the children in our community will be protected from Mr. Robbins."
The case was investigated by the Caldwell Police Department.