SCHENECTADY - The Schenectady man accused of repeatedly raping a child and then killing a baby he fathered with her pleaded not guilty to all charges Monday morning.
Prosecutors say 38-year-old Herman Robinson started raping the girl when she was 11 years old and continued the abuse until he was arrested last December.
In 2010, they say he killed their baby.
A family friend of the victim spoke to NewsChannel 13 outside of the courtroom.
“She's a very beautiful and strong woman, but at the end of the day, she's going to have to get counseling because she can't carry this and not deal with it. Although she made it through some adversities, we have to look at this. She needs help. She needs serious help,” the woman said.
The victim is now in college. She first told police about the abuse in December.