Boys & Girls Clubs and Sexual Abuse: Alexis Robinson

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Alexis Robinson

Alexis Robinson

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The following is a summary of one of many cases across the country compiled in a Hearst Connecticut Media investigation of sexual abuse connected in some way to local affiliates of Boys & Girls Club of America, their staff, volunteers, members and/or attendees. Boys & Girls Club of America said that it does not keep a public list of sexual abuse incidents connected to clubs. If you have a story to share, or have information related to this or other incidents, contact us here.

A former police sergeant and former volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club South Central Kansas in Wichita is accused of abusing at least six children in two different states.

Alexis “Alex” Robinson, 56, is serving an 8-year sentence with the Department of Corrections in Colorado for molesting a 15-year-old boy in Fountain, Colorado, in 1996. He was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust in El Paso County District Court and was sentenced in April 2016.

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While in custody in Colorado, Robinson failed to appear for a Kansas trial, where he was facing charges for abusing children between 2000 and 2002, according to court documents. Some of the victims were children Robinson mentored through the Boys & Girls Club, Kansas police said.

Kansas officials issued a warrant for his arrest, and Robinson was brought back to answer the charges there in 2020. He was convicted in April 2021 of two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child and one count of indecent civil liberties with a child. 

“We take the safety and well-being of the young people we serve with the utmost seriousness – all children deserve to feel safe and secure and we aim to ensure that they do when in our care,” said Jordan Wiens, interim executive director of the Kansas Boys & Girls Club, in a statement.

The club partnered with a local police department to begin a “safety upgrade project” in 2017, the director added.

After his conviction in Kansas, Robinson was sent back to the Colorado Department of Corrections to finish his sentence there. 

Robinson did not respond to a letter seeking comment.