Music teacher arrested on suspicion of sex crimes

Nicholas Robinson, a music teacher, was arrested by Palo Alto police on Jan. 10. Palo Alto police photo.

By the Daily Post staff

A Palo Alto man who teaches piano to children out of his home has been arrested on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 with whom he is related, police announced today (Jan. 14).

Nicholas Robinson, 34, who lives in the 4000 block of Campana Drive, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose on Thursday, police said.

A “mandated reporter” — somebody like a doctor or a teacher who is required to report suspected child abuse — told police on Jan. 6 that a girl had been sexually abused over the past 17 months in a residence on Campana Drive. Police said their investigation revealed that an elementary school-aged girl had been inappropriately touched by the suspect, who is related to the victim.

Robinson teaches piano to children out of his home, police said. While detectives are not aware of any additional victims, they want to call the public’s attention to this case since the suspect had access to other children. Anyone who believes that their child may be a victim can call police at (650) 329-2413.

Detectives arrested Robinson on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 10) at a relative’s home in Soquel. The arrest warrant accuses him of 17 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and one count of dissuading a witness for allegedly attempting to convince somebody who knew about the abuse to not contact authorities. All 18 counts are felonies.