Brandon Robinson, left, plays basketball for Centennial in 2014. He has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Felix Adamo / Californian file

Former Centennial High School football and basketball player Brandon Robinson has been arrested on charges of kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault, the Bakersfield Police Department announced Friday.

Robinson, 19, was booked into the Kern County Jail after investigators determined in addition to an attack Thursday at Bakersfield College, he committed sexual assault in two previous cases, BPD said.

Around noon on Thursday, a man later identified as Robinson entered a women’s restroom at Bakersfield College and sexually assaulted an adult female student, who sustained minor physical injuries, a BPD press release said.

Because of the similarities in physical description, location and manner, investigators determined Robinson was the same suspect who had sexually assaulted and kidnapped a 15-year-old girl on April 21 and who sexually assaulted another woman on March 2, BPD said.

The case of the 15-year-old victim occurred around 7:50 a.m. on a Friday in the 2900 block of Haley Street, BPD said in a press release on April 21.

Police said the teenage girl was contacted by a man who pointed a handgun at her and demanded money.

After forcing her to a nearby alley, the man sexually assaulted her and stole money, the police said.

He then asked for additional money and followed her to her home to receive it, BPD said.

The March 2 incident happened in the 3000 block of Wenatchee Avenue.

Robinson was a BVarsity All-Area first-team running back for Centennial during his sophomore season in 2013. Robinson led the Golden Hawks with 1,216 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns and was also a first-team Southwest Yosemite League selection his senior season in 2015.

He was being held on $715,000 bail Friday.

BPD asks anyone with information regarding these investigations to call Detective Rick Wimbish at 326-3809 or the police department at 327-7111.

Staff writer Trevor Horn contributed to this story.

Dorothy Mills-Gregg can be reached at (661) 395-7368. Follow her on Twitter via @TBCCityBeat.

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What is wrong with this guy? Seems he lost his popularity and is taking what used to be given,,or maybe he has been a taker all along,,,,rape cant be that fulfilling! Hope the court nails him,,,then he will experience rape first hand by the Biig Boys in the Big House down the river.


Everyone is lying, besides I was on acid.

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