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Racine judge allows disabled man accused of child molestation to stay home

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Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - A judge in Racine is letting a disabled man stay in his home, after he was accused of molesting an eight-year-old neighbor.

Prosecutors said 60-year-old Robert Lambkin sexually assaulted the youngster on February 12th, while she was walking through an alley near their homes.

A court commissioner agreed to let Lambkin stay under house arrest because he has heart problems and walks with a crutch.

Prosecutors later asked a judge to force Lambkin to find another home, because the young neighbor was having panic attacks by hearing his voice while she was outside.

The judge allowed Lambkin to stay in his home – but all of shades must be drawn, and he cannot be outside at the same time as the child.

Lambkin is charged with first-degree child sexual assault. He’s due back in court March 6th, when a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to order a trial.

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