Cobb County Cop Facing Assault Charges Accused of Soliciting Sex From 12-Year-Old

Warrant: Cobb police officer accused of assault faces new charge of soliciting sex with 12-year-old girl.

Cobb County Cop Facing Assault Charges Accused of Soliciting Sex From 12-Year-Old
Cobb County Police Officer Robert Lanier New's mugshot.

Cobb County cop, Robert Lanier New, recently arrested for strangling a mentally disabled woman during sex, is facing new charges. The sexual deviant with a badge is being accused of soliciting sex from the mentally disabled woman’s 12-year-old niece according to investigators.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports that 46-year-old New was arrested Monday and charged with simple battery and aggravated assault. Thursday, Cobb County Police Chief Michael Register announced that New is facing additional charges of criminal solicitation and computer pornography – wireless internet. The charges stem from New’s use of an “electronic device to commit child molestation or another unlawful sexual offense against a child.”

“According to the new arrest warrant, filed by Cobb police on Thursday, New allegedly texted an adult woman asking to have sex with the woman and a 12-year-old female relative of the woman.

A text was allegedly sent May 31 and a second text on June 12, according to the warrant.”

Investigators are saying New was using the woman to get to the niece. He apparently seemed infatuated with her underdeveloped body and couldn’t resist the temptation of frolicking with the pre-teen eventhough as an officer, he knew it was wrong. The disgraced pig-in-a-blanket first met the woman online but authorities are still trying to pin down which website the two used.

New reportedly choked the woman during sex and slapped both sides of her face repeatedly to the point she began to cry. The woman told officers that she couldn’t tell New to stop because his hands were tight around her throat.

The sexcapade allegedly occurred between March 1 and March 31 at New’s home in Kennesaw. He was reportedly off duty at the time of the incident. Police say that during the interview the woman shook “due to fear” of retaliation by the cop.

This was not a case of someone just trying to exploit the climate of the #MeToo movement. Cobb County Police were able to corroborate the woman’s accusations through text messages on her phone according to the arrest warrant.

“The accused made the statements through text messages, ‘I am in charge, I am in control,'” said police. The threats continued even after the woman attempted to cut things off with New.

“It is disturbing,” Register said. “But the activity that took place during the intimate encounter is what brought us to the point of getting warrants on Officer New.”

Register believes that the woman is the only victim in the case saying, “The investigation is still fluid, and we are working this case as we speak.”

New apparently has a history of impropriety with woman. He is already under investigation for an administrative complaint filed with the department involving another woman.

“We are investigating if he adhered to departmental policies,” Register said.

That complaint was filed just weeks before the allegations involving the mentally disabled woman emerged.

Robert Lanier New, who was arrested about 10 p.m. Monday, remained held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond on charges of simple battery and aggravated assault. New attended Sprayberry High School and joined the force in February 2005.