Robert Champlin, owner of Lloyd’s Limited Pub in Penn Yan, turned himself into authorities Thursday and pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with two alleged sexual assaults that occurred inside his Main Street establishment late Christmas Eve and early Christmas morning. He was sent to Yates County Jail in lieu of 50-THOUSAND dollars bail.
Village Police Chief Thomas Dunham says his office received information via social media that a video of the initial incident had been taken inside the bar. They reviewed that, as well as surveillance video from the bar, which led to another victim being discovered and more charges against Champlin.
Chief Dunham was asked if the bartender, who is the second victim, will face charges for posting video of the first assault on social media.
Champlin’s attorney Neil Gunther was asked about the videos and what his client had to say about them.
In court, Gunther said Champlin had voluntarily checked himself into rehab for his use of alcohol. He was asked how that is relevant to the charges his client faces.
District Attorney Valerie Gardner discussed the charges and penalties associated with them.
Gardner said the victims are receiving assistance in this case.
Orders of protection were issued on behalf of the victims. Champlin will be back in court January 2nd for a felony preliminary court hearing.