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Local lawyer was lewd, grand jury says

By Daniel Silliman

dsilliman@news-daily.com

A local lawyer has been indicted on charges he tried to send lewd pictures of himself to a co-worker's daughter.

Robin Meredith "Robbie" Levin, 37, was working for the county's Indigent Defense Office and allegedly began to chat online with a co-worker's 16-year-old daughter. The girl sometimes spent time in the courthouse office after school. The relationship, which started in the summer of 2007, quickly became obscene, according to Clayton County police, and escalated until the attorney was arrested in late October.

Levin allegedly asked the girl if she was a virgin, asked her "how far she had gone with boys," volunteered to teach her how to kiss and e-mailed a picture of himself, naked, to the teen, who is not being named because of the nature of the alleged crimes.

Police officers took over the girl's online accounts on Oct. 11, after the girl reported the advances, saying she was "freaked out," court records show. Levin, using the online name rlevin111, allegedly sent more obscene pictures of himself, broadcast obscene acts on a web cam and set up a secret date with the 16-year-old.

He admitted, when arrested, that he was "probably too old" for the girl and said the girl's mother would "kill him," if she knew what was going on, police said

The attorney was well known at the Clayton County Courthouse, where he regularly defended indigent clients, and had a reputation for being talented and personable, if sometimes boastful.

Levin was indicted on four charges by a grand jury on Wednesday evening. He faces charges of distributing material depicting nudity or sexual conduct, distributing obscene material, electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors, and criminal attempt to contribute to the delinquency of a minor.

Other charges, including possible federal charges, could be pending.

If convicted of a felony, Levin could be disbarred.