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updated: 8/12/2013 10:10 AM

Officer from Cary held on sex abuse charges

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  • Daniel Robinson, a Cook County corrections officer has been charged with sexual abuse and unlawful restraint of a 17-year-old woman he met online.

      Daniel Robinson, a Cook County corrections officer has been charged with sexual abuse and unlawful restraint of a 17-year-old woman he met online.
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A Cook County correctional officer has been de-deputized and is being held on $50,000 bond after being arrested on Saturday on charges of unlawful restraint and criminal sexual abuse, officials said.

Daniel Robinson, 39, of Cary, was arrested on Saturday in West suburban Berkeley.

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The arrest report does not yet have a narrative, but according to media reports of Robinson's bond hearing on Sunday, he is accused of forcibly detaining and sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl he met online.

Robinson was reportedly wearing a shirt with a Cook County correctional officer insignia on it during the attack.

"He's not a police officer so we can't take away any law enforcement powers because he never had any in the first place," said Cook County Sheriff's office spokesman Ben Breit. "But he has been de-deputized, which basically means he had to turn in his gun." Breit said Robinson's employment status is pending an investigation by the Office of Professional review. Robinson had worked with the office for 15 years and was stationed at Cook County Jail at 26th and California in Chicago, Breit said.

Breit said he was notified about the arrest at around 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Another Cook County corrections officer has been charged with the murder of a 23-year-old man in an apparent road rage dispute outside a casino in Hammond, Ind., Breit confirmed. That officer, Edgar Singleton, 61, has also been de-deputized and was in the process of being fired on Sunday.

Breit called both situations very unfortunate.

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