Man put on probation for assault on 2 children

By Janice Gregorson

A Rochester man will be on probation for two years and must do 100 hours of community work service after pleading guilty to assaulting two children.

Clinton Dawayne Robinson, 29, was charged in July with a string of felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor charges stemming from the incident, which occurred at a residence in Eyota, where he was visiting.

He was accused of pulling two children out of their beds and beating them with his fists and a leather belt. He also was charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation for allegedly choking a 9-year-old boy with his hands.


Robinson pleaded guilty on Aug. 27 to two counts of gross misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child. The other counts were dismissed.

He returned to court Thursday for sentencing. Judge Joseph Wieners put him on probation for two years, gave him credit for 21 days served in jail and ordered him to serve 10 days on home detention. He also must do 100 hours of community work service in lieu of a $1,000 fine.

He is to have no contact with the victims unless he gets prior approval by Social Services and Community Corrections.

Among the conditions of probation, he must complete a domestic violence program and must not hold a position of authority over minors.

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