Chesterfield man found guilty of teen sex crimes

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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.

Robert Dodd

Robert Dodd

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.


  • Manalishi

    I’m normally up for the “hang him” notion but “A jury of 11 women and one man” ???!!! This would be one of those W.T.F moments.

  • Leroy Whitefoot

    He is actually a decent guy. Growing up he was always told “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” I guess 99 Apples was a bit much.

  • Fred

    This man walks the streets free today. After a jury reccommended 99 years our retired Judge lets him out until February. No respect or regard made for his victims at all. Who out there has ever heard of a convicted felon with over 9 felonies most of which include sexual molestation is allowed to walk our streets?

  • John Walsh

    To be clear….Robert Dodd, a convicted child abuser from Chesterfield County, was convicted yesterday in Court and was recommended for 99 years in prison and he gets to stay home until February 2015 and then go to Jail?

    Please investigate this travesty of justice. Something is NOT right! Was the judge paid off? This predator has a 30 year history of predation on children and he is allowed to re-join our community?

    I have NEVER heard of allowing such a severe predator to go home after being convicted. Again, please investigate. I want to know the answer as to why he got to go home after being convicted and I want him in prison now.


    John Walsh

    • brown162014

      The judge who allowed Dodd out on bail has no connection or input whatsoever on the ultimate decision on Tucker the pig. The two are so unrelated that I conclude that you simply will grasp any straw to post a rant.

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