Arrest: Hiawatha Robinson,has been arrested on murder and sodomy charges in the death of his eight-year-old daughter Hiawayi Robinson. The girl was found dead behind an abandoned building in September. Hiawayi died of “homicidal violence” at the hands of her father, Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said at a news conference on Tuesday.
Authorities arrested her father, 38-year-old Hiawatha Robinson on charges of first-degree sodomy and murder this week. If convicted, Hiawatha Robinson faces 10 to 99 years or life in prison for each charge, Rich said.
“Deviant sexual intercourse is defined in the law of the state of Alabama as sexual gratification involving the sexual organs of one person and the mouth or the anus of another person,” Rich said. She declined to comment on whether abuse of the child by her father had been ongoing. Robinson has spoken with authorities, although Rich declined to share his comments or elaborate on what authorities seized when they searched his home in October. His girlfriend’s home was also searched. The warrants have been sealed. (Source: Al.com) This is devastating, the father was leading the search for the girl back then and I remember feeling so bad for him and Hiawayi’s mother. Now to know police and other authorities have charged him with her murder-leaves me almost speechless, and that’s not an easy thing to do. Justice for this beautiful child.
“The facts will show that while engaging in sodomy in the first degree, Hiawatha Robinson Jr. caused the death of Hiawayi Robinson,” she said.
Under Alabama law a person may face charges of first-degree sodomy if he or she engages in “deviant sexual intercourse” with a person less than 12 years old.