Robinson rape trial postponed until January

CANTON — A former Potsdam man charged with the rape and sexual abuse of children has again had a new trial date set.

Lawrence L. Robinson, 59, a former Potsdam man who now lives in Morristown, was scheduled to go to trial on Dec. 2 for four counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse and one count of felony first-degree rape.

His trial is now scheduled for Jan. 14, 2020.

Robinson, a former employee of Northern New York Newspapers, has maintained his innocence and previously turned down an offer to plead guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual assault in St. Lawrence County Court in return for a 10-year prison sentence.

He remains released under probation supervision.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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