The law has caught up with Texas MMA official and UFC judge Robert Griffin Alexander.
On Oct. 14, the 49 year-old man was arrested on felony charges of aggravated sexual assault with a child and sexual contact indecency with a child. Alexander was booked into Galveston County Jail in Galveston with bond set at $40,000 for each offense. The bond hearing is slated for Nov. 29. This is all according to a report from MMA Junkie.
While Alexander’s arrest occurred earlier this month, his charges have been brought up from years ago as Texas does not have a statute of limitations for sex crimes.
The first-degree felony charge was aggravated sexual assault where Alexander allegedly “intentionally or knowingly caused the sexual organ of (redacted), a child who was then and there younger than 14 years of age, to contact or penetrate the mouth” on or around the date of Jan. 1, 2000.
In the second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child with sexual contact, Alexander allegedly engaged in sexual contact by touching the genitals of underage child on or around the date of Jan. 1, 2010.
Alexander began officiating for MMA back in 2011, not long after his second alleged crime. He earned his certification through John McCarthy’s COMMAND program. Since then, Alexander has been licensed as an MMA official in Texas, Alabama and Tennessee.
Alexander has worked UFC, Bellator and LFA events in the past with his most recent outing at UFC 271 in Houston, Texas. To refresh your memory, he’s the judge who scored it for Roxanne Modafferi against Casey O’Neill which made it a split decision victory for O’Neill.
The Texas-based official has also written scorecards for UFC 247 and UFC 265.