Dulin charged with violating probation
Robert Dulin, the former University of Connecticut basketball star on probation for charges that stem from an affair with a high school student he coached in basketball, was charged with violating probation this week for attending an eighth grader’s birthday party at his home and going to his daughter’s high school volleyball game.
Bond was set at $25,000, and Dulin is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 9.
According to court documents, under his probation Dulin cannot “loiter near school yards, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, arcades, or any places primarily used by children under the age of sixteen.”
He also cannot “be in the presence of minors, nor have contact in any form, direct or indirect ... without probation officer approval.”
Dulin’s wife completed classes so she could become Dulin’s “approved supervisor,” and according to the affidavit, Dulin told his probation officer he could attend events with her supervision.
Documents report that his probation officer told him in February that his understanding of the process was wrong and reminded him that all activities “of this kind” had to be approved by probation.
The probation officer notes in his report that he reminded Dulin several times over the past year about the restrictions of his probation. The officer’s reminders followed requests by Dulin to the Milford Board of Education for permission to pick up his daughter at school and to attend his daughter’s sporting events.
The officer states in his report that he reminded Dulin Sept. 7 that he had to ask for permission to attend his daughter’s games “on a game by game basis,” but that Dulin attended a game at Sacred Heart Academy High School Sept. 14. When the probation officer questioned Dulin, Dulin maintained the officer had told him “he can attend all of the games and not to worry about it.”
In 2007, Dulin was sentenced to seven years in jail, suspended after 18 months with four years probation, on charges of sexual assault in the second degree.
He was released from jail March 13, 2009, and his probation began.
In December 2009, a judge found him guilty of violating probation for failing to complete sex offender treatment, and he was sentenced to 66 months in jail, suspended after 90 days. He was released from jail Jan. 27, 2010, and probation began again.
Dulin’s probation is scheduled to end Oct. 27, 2013.