Escambia Man Charged With 600 Counts Of Sexual Battery Of A Minor; 600 Counts Of Incest

November 25, 2021

An Escambia County man is charged with 1,200 total counts of sexually assault and incest charged involving a minor.

Robert Cota, 31, is charged with 600 counts of sexual assault on a victim age 12 to 18, and 600 counts of incest for incidents that reportedly took place over the last six years. His bond was set at $3 million.

An arrest report states a local pastor told deputies that Cota approached him last Sunday and said he “had issues with one of the beliefs” in the church guideline book. He then specifically pointed to the word “incest”.

As the conversation continued, the pastor told Cota that what he was doing was not right, and that he needed to report himself to the authorities. The pastor later provided Cota’s information to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The report states the victim said the sexual encounters with Cota had been happening since she was 7-years old. She added Cota told her these acts were how to show affection.

When Cota was arrested on unrelated charges last September, the report states the mother said she recently learned of Cota and the victim having a sexual relationship. According to the report, Cota became angry and pointed a gun at the victim multiple times. Cota was arrested for aggravated assault domestic violence as authorities began investigating the sexual assault and incest allegations.

The report states that during the September incident, the victim and Cota both told the mother of the sexual relationship before taking back their statements.

According to the report, when deputies went to arrest Cota for sexual assault and incest, he said he was not surprised of the accusations.

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11 Responses to “Escambia Man Charged With 600 Counts Of Sexual Battery Of A Minor; 600 Counts Of Incest”

  1. shyanne on November 28th, 2021 4:17 am

    they need to take that kid of that mom needs to be put with carers !!!!! just shocking that they have the guts to do that . poor bugger id adopt her within 1 second and care for her more than the real mother . i can relate to this it started on me at three years of age . crikey!!!!!

  2. My name is Earl on November 26th, 2021 1:42 pm

    Give him some lead poisoning. Between the eyes!!!

  3. Anne on November 25th, 2021 8:06 pm

    Rip needs to take this scum to the Train Station….

  4. Chris on November 25th, 2021 3:29 pm

    The mother needs to be charged also for knowingly letting this go on and not saying anything. That’s just as evil and guilty as this demon. That baby is going to need a lot of love, help, and therapy to overcome the evil done to her and become a normal successful adult.

  5. Shankroid on November 25th, 2021 2:13 pm

    He wouldn’t last 2 minutes in gen pop. He will have to be in protective custody, which is basically solitary confinement for what is sure to be several life sentences. Not calling it justice, but it is a form of mental torture, so at least there is that.

  6. 11B OEF Combat Veteran on November 25th, 2021 1:27 pm

    I can’t even begin to wrap my head around this… what in the?

  7. Good grief on November 25th, 2021 11:49 am

    Evil is everywhere. At the mall, at the theater, at the workplace, at the schoolhouse and yes at the church house. Wherever people are, evil is there.

  8. BT on November 25th, 2021 9:37 am

    Well I guess you knew you were eventually going to prison but that’s not all you are also going straight to hell do not pass go do not collect 200 !!!!!!!!

  9. Susie on November 25th, 2021 9:13 am

    There is no other way to be more demonic than this. This idiot needs to be sent to the abyss. God save that poor child. This is horrible.

  10. Paul on November 25th, 2021 8:41 am

    That’s a death penalty offense. he’ll probably kill himself by the time the other inmates are done with him.

  11. mnon on November 25th, 2021 8:38 am

    Monster.

    Just goes to show evil attends church as well.





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