CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A former Chesterfield baseball coach and business owner was found guilty Wednesday afternoon on a slew of charges involving sex crimes against teens and young adults.
A jury of 11 women and one man deliberated for nearly two hours before they found 49-year-old Robert Dodd, who faced 16 child sex-related charges, guilty of:
- 3 counts of Indecent Liberties with A Minor by Custodian
- 3 counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery
- 3 counts of Sodomy
Police arrested Dodd in January of 2013 after investigators said he took advantage of minors at his Wycliff Road home during a party at his home in March of 2012.
Some Dodd’s alleged victims told police that a drink called "99 Apples," a drink made with apple schnapps, caused the teens to pass out. Afterwards, the victims told police that they woke up in Dodd's bed. At least four alleged victims came forward.
But in two previous cases, a jury found him not guilty.
The jury recommended Dodd be sentenced to 99 years behind bars:
- 60 years for Sodomy
- 24 years for Aggravated Sexual Battery
- 15 years for Indecent Liberties with a Minor
Dodd, who faces a minimum of 18 years in prison, will remain free on bond until he is formally sentenced on Feb. 19.
As part of his bond, Dodd must report to his probation officer. He has an 8 p.m. curfew and cannot have contact with anyone under the age of 18.