Robert Corbin’s case is going to be heard before the Indiana Supreme Court.
According to Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff, Corbin was arrested in April 2012 on charges of Attempted Child Seduction, as a Class D felonies. It was alleged that a then-sixteen-year-old student had been receiving inappropriate Facebook messages from Corbin who at the time was a teacher at the Knox Community School Corporation.
A few days later, Corbin’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss charges as it was their claim that Corbin did not take a substantial step to constitute the crime of Attempted Child Seduction. In a later hearing, Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall denied a motion to dismiss which was later appealed. The Indiana Court of Appeals accepted jurisdiction and heard oral arguments by the Indiana Attorney General’s office represented the State at this hearing. The Court of Appeals reversed Judge Hall’s ruling.
The Starke County Prosecutor’s office has been working with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office to appeal the Court of Appeals decision and now Prosecutor Bourff said the case is going to be heard before the Indiana Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court determined that this case warrants oral argument,” explained Bourff. “The case has been set for a hearing in the courtroom of the Indiana Supreme Court at the statehouse in Indianapolis on Thursday, April 17 at 9:45 a.m. The argument will be 40 minutes in length, equally divided both sides. Once again, the Attorney General’s Office will be representing the State and the defense attorney will represent the defendant in that hearing.”