Former NBA Player Alvin Robertson Arrested on Child Sex Trafficking Charges
On Friday, former NBA All-Star player Alvin Robertson was arrested and charged with child sex trafficking after his alleged involvement in kidnapping a minor for illegal sexual transactions. According to Texas officials, Robertson was a part of a seven-man group involved in kidnapping, human trafficking, and sexual assault of a child.
Robertson, who was born in Barberton, Ohio, is said to be part of a group that kidnapped a 14-year-old girl from San Antonio in 2009, and then forced her to have sex with clients and dance at a Corpus Christi night club. An investigation that led to his arrest was launched when the girl escaped her captors and flagged down a police cruiser. The girl was able to identify her captors, as well as the places she was taken in great detail.
As shocking as the allegations may be, Robertson is no stranger to having trouble with the law. Robertson has a history of off-the-court problems. He was arrested on charges related to domestic violence three times, and was sentenced to three years in prison for a probation violation involving a rape accusation in 2002.
A four-time NBA All-Star, Robertson played for four different teams over the course of his NBA career (San Antonio, Milwaukee, Detroit. and Toronto). In 1986 he won Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player. He also holds the record for most steals in a season (301) and is fourth on the all-time steals list.