Former Hamilton County cop charged with teen sex crime faces a new charge

A Liberty Twp. resident who was a Colerain Twp. police officer when indicted by grand jury on sex charges involving a teen girl is now facing a new charge.

Robert Brinkman, 31, of the 4400 block of Squaw Valley Drive, was indicted earlier this month by a Butler County grand jury for importuning, a fifth-degree felony, and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child, a first-degree misdemeanor.

In a superseding indictment released Friday, Brinkman was also charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

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During a hearing today before Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Greg Howard, Brinkman pleaded not guilty to all charges. He is scheduled to be back in court Aug. 29.

Brinkman’s attorney, Brad Kraemer, declined comment.

According to a Monroe police report, officers were contacted on July 6 by a mother concerning messages her 13-year-old daughter had received via Snapchat.

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Brinkman is free from jail wearing a GPS ankle monitor. Howard also ordered him to not possess a firearm, not have contact with the victim and not have contact with anyone under the age of 18.

He was previously permitted by the judge to travel in Butler and Hamilton counties, but today asked permission to travel to Clermont County to visit his father. The judge granted the request.

Brinkman was suspended from his job with Colerain Twp. pending outcome of an internal investigation, but has since been terminated.

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