Victim shares details of interactions with Robert Lipscomb - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Victim shares details of interactions with Robert Lipscomb

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The 26-year-old man who first came forward with sex crime allegations against Robert Lipscomb said the former director of housing and community development molested him at least a dozen times when he was just 16-years-old.

"He said, how old are you, man?' I said, '16.'" the victim recalled.

The man said he told Lipscomb he was homeless and looking for a job. Lipscomb offered him a ride, but instead of taking him home, the victim said Lipscomb pulled the car over and forced the then-16-year-old to perform sexual acts.

The victim went on to say they had sex in the kitchen of Lipscomb's former Harbor Town home and several times in his SUV.

"We would ride around and he would pay me after every encounter," the victim said.

The man said that Lipscomb promised him he would help him find housing and a job.

He then added that when he pressed Lipscomb about a place to live when he was about to turn 18, Lipscomb told him to meet at an apartment complex.

"He said, 'Did you see anything you like that you wanted to move into? I'll be there later when I get off and take care of the paperwork,'" the victim recalled. "He pulled up and he said, 'Sorry man, I can't do that because that is my name.' He gave me $300 and said, 'Go get a room.'"

The victim said he visited Lipscomb at his Memphis Housing Authority office more than once and at his City Hall office.

Lipscomb has not been criminally charged and said he is innocent.

Police are investigating all of the allegations against Lipscomb, including the eight other people who have since came forward with stories of how Lipscomb took advantage of them when they were also underage. Click here to see a comprehensive timeline of everything we know so far in the Lipscomb investigation.

It is unclear how long the investigation will take, but police Director Toney Armstrong said there is no time limit; it can take as long as is needed.

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