May 26, 2011 – Polk County Florida – According to investigators, 45-year-old Robin Leigh Pagoria handcuffed a pair of naked children to a home-made spanking table, beat them with a paddle, inflicting “substantial” wounds, then sent videos of the incidents to her millionaire boyfriend, who she’d met on an online spanking fetish website called SpankFinders.com.
Prior to her arrest on multiple abuse- and child-pornography related charges, Pagoria worked as a corrections officer in the Polk County jail. Interviewed about the case, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is reported to have said, “There aren’t words to describe my anger with her.”
According to arrest reports, Pagoria initially claimed she videotaped the sessions so she could “‘fine-tune’ her technique.” It was these observations, she said, that led her to cut the legs off one side of the table and to delay between blows for “maximum burn.” Officers later discovered videos on Pagoria’s cell phone. In them, two female victims, aged ten and eighteen, were forced to strip and subjected to as many 62 blows apiece. The children could be heard screaming; the videos were each approximately ten minutes long.
Pagoria later admitted to having a lifelong spanking fetish. Her boyfriend, Christopher Donald Lobban, 54, of Perth, Australia, was charged with six child sex and abuse charges related to Pagoria’s abuse. Police searched Lobban’s home on May 30, 2011 and recovered pictures, chat logs, and other evidence detailing his role. According to Pagoria and the victims, Christopher Lobban directed the beatings over the internet.
Pagoria plead guilty to abuse and pornography charges in 2013, and was sentenced to twenty-years. As of March 2014, Christopher Lobban remained behind bars in Australia, awaiting extradition. He faces up to life in prison.