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Florida man charged with 1,200 counts of sexual assault and incest with minor

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A Florida man has been charged with 1,200 counts of sexual assault and incest involving a minor.

Robert Cota, 31, of Pensacola, was charged with 600 counts of sexual assault on a sufferer between the ages of 12 and 18 and 600 counts of incest that allegedly came about over the past six years.

Cota was reported to police by an area pastor, who advised deputies that Cota had approached him final Sunday saying he “had issues with one of the beliefs” outlined within the church guideline guide. He particularly pointed to the phrase “incest,” in line with arresting paperwork obtained by WEAR-TV.

After additional dialog, the pastor advised Cota that he wanted to report himself to authorities. The pastor later offered Cota’s info to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the arrest report, the sufferer advised authorities that she had sexual encounters with Cota since she was 7 years outdated. The woman mentioned Cota advised her that the sexual acts have been find out how to present affection.

In September 2020, the sufferer’s mom confronted Cota about having a sexual relationship with the woman, in line with the arrest report. In response, Cota pointed a gun on the woman and was arrested for aggravated assault and home violence whereas authorities started investigating the sexual assault and incest allegations.

Both Cota and the sufferer reportedly advised the mom of the sexual relationship earlier than taking again their statements after the incident, police mentioned.

When deputies arrived to arrest Cota for sexual assault and incest, he reportedly advised them he was not stunned concerning the accusations.

He was booked on the Escambia County Jail, the place his bond has been set at $3,000,000.

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