MILWAUKEE -- One of Wisconsin's Most Wanted, quickly captured by US Marshals after FOX6 News told you about him on Friday, February 3rd has been given a $500 cash bond in court in Milwaukee County.
26-year-old Kevin Robinson faces the following charges, filed in October of 2016:
- Trafficking of a child -- two counts
- Kidnapping/carrying without consent
- Burglary, armed with a dangerous weapon
- Armed robbery with threat of force
Robinson was in court on Sunday, February 5th after he was captured by US Marshals after a tip came in from a FOX6 News viewer. Probable cause was found for further proceedings in this case, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for February 13th.
Cash bond was set at $500.
US Marshals said Robinson was running an illegal prostitution network throughout Wisconsin. According to a criminal complaint, prosecutors allege Robinson used Backpage.com to engage in the prostitution scheme.
After a joint investigation involving federal, state and Milwaukee agencies, Robinson was formally charged. It's believed Robinson befriended vulnerable, young woman across the state and then manipulated and sometimes threatened them to perform sex acts with clients he solicited.
In December of 2015, police say Robinson told a 15-year-old girl he could "help her get money." He allegedly met with her and another adult at the Motel 6 in Oak Creek. Prosecutors say alcohol and marijuana were taken to the hotel room, and a man paid $200 for sex acts.
Robinson is also alleged to have been involved in similar activity in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Sheboygan and Milwaukee.
Court documents reveal the 15-year-old girl later told authorities she recognized Robinson as a "local celebrity" from rap videos on YouTube.
Agents said through interviews with victims, it's believed Robinson was becoming increasingly aggressive toward the women in his network. Some victims described fearing retribution if they didn't do what Robinson commanded.
As of Monday afternoon, Robinson remained in custody.
FOX6 News reached out to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office and the court commissioner who set bond, and we have not yet heard back.