Robert Corbin v. State of Indiana - 9/10/13

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Tuesday  September 10, 2013 
1:00 PM  EST

1 p.m. 75A03-1209-CR-402. Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington. The State filed charging information alleging that Robert Corbin sent Facebook messages of a sexual nature to a sixteen-year-old student who attended the school corporation that employed Corbin.  The State alleged that, in these messages, Corbin asked the student to “physically take care of” his sexual arousal, asked what size her breasts were, asked if he could see her breasts in person, and asked if she could sneak out of her house.  Corbin subsequently filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that the facts alleged in the charging information did not constitute attempt as a matter of law.  The trial court denied Corbin’s motion to dismiss and certified its order for interlocutory appeal.  This court assumed discretionary interlocutory jurisdiction of this case to consider whether Corbin’s actions as alleged in the charging information are sufficient as a matter of law to constitute a substantial step toward the crime of child seduction.

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