Robert Litman of Margate, Florida was arrested on July 6 for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl on multiple occasions between April and July. Litman, 47, is being charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and was held at Broward County Jail until July 11 when he posted a $20,000 bond.
Judge Michael Davis, who is presiding over the case, has prohibited Litman from contacting or going within 500 feet of the teenage girl and her family. News sources did not specify a defense attorney for Litman.
According to the police report, Litman purportedly had sex with the teenager five to seven times a week between April and July this year. Investigators claim to have received information about the relationship from sworn statements by the teenage girl and an independent witness she confided in.
The girl gave investigators her cellphone, which reportedly contained several pictures of Litman and the 14-year-old “kissing passionately,” as well as nude pictures of the girl. Investigators also found several texts in which Litman refers to the girl as “Mrs. Litman,” and a Facebook voice memo Litman allegedly sent the teen espousing his love for her and telling her that he “would not know how he could live without her in his life.”
When questioned about his relationship with the girl, Litman purportedly told investigators that he considered himself a “father figure” and denied ever kissing her until the cellphone pictures emerged. He has allegedly admitted that the voice memo investigators found was sent by him.
Litman is a manager at a burger joint in Margate and he has received prior approval from his employer to go back to work. Records show that Litman shared an apartment with Raven Cooper, his ex-fiancée and the mother of his 11-month-old son, before she moved to Key West. Cooper reportedly found several love letters addressed to Litman that are suspected to have been written by the 14-year-old girl, but it is still unclear if these letters will be used as evidence in the case.
A similar case involving lewd and lascivious activity with a minor was reported two weeks ago involving Mwon Taylor, a social studies and religion teacher at Miami Union Academy in North Miami, Florida. Taylor, 39, was arrested for several counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. He is being held without bond after refusing to attend his bond hearing on June 23.
According to the arrest report, Taylor had 20 different sexual encounters with a 14-year-old student in the 8th grade that continued for a year until she was in the 9th grade. Like the teenage girl in Litman’s case, the student Taylor had relations with is said to have given consent to the sexual activities, but the consent is negated because of her age.