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More details released on Cary correctional officer charged with sex abuse

CARY – A Cook County corrections employee and Cary resident accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl has been released from custody.

Daniel A. Robinson, 39, of 411 Dunleer Drive, Cary, was charged Sunday with criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint.

On Monday, Robinson posted 10 percent of his $50,000 bond, or $5,000.

Robinson met the 17-year-old girl online, and Robinson told her he was a police officer, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Oscar Garcia has said.

During the June 26 encounter, Robinson is said to have detained the girl by holding her hands and wrists above her head and not allowing her to leave, according to Cook County court documents. He forced her into unwanted sexual acts and, according to the criminal complaint, continued to kiss and bite the alleged victim on her lips and breasts.

Robinson’s employment status with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is pending the outcome of an internal investigation and administrative hearing.

“What happens to his employment is yet to be determined,” Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.

Robinson was “de-deputized” after his arrest, meaning that he had to turn in his gun.

He has been employed with Cook County since 1990 and remains on the sheriff’s office payroll, Ansari said. He earned $34.54 an hour and was stationed at the Cook County Jail in Chicago.

His next court date is Wednesday.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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