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[10/17/19 10:33 p.m.] The article has been corrected to reflect that in addition to a total bond of $100,000 as to certain charges, other charges carry “No Bond” unless modified by a judge.
[Original Publish Date: 10/17/19]
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TAVARES, Florida – An Orlando man who was arrested last month for aggravated assault, child abuse and resisting arrest charges after he held a knife to a baby’s throat has been arrested again, this time charged with aggravated sexual battery with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, violation of an injunction and tampering with a witness.
According to an arrest affidavit, Robert Joynt, 26, texted the victim as she arrived home Tuesday from the gym and told her he left flowers at her door and to stay in her car. She told him she was not going to stay in her car and entered her home to use the bathroom. Joynt continued to text her and told her the flower delivery driver was at her door and to hurry. She refused and Joynt told the flowers were left at her door. She finished what she was doing and opened the door expecting to see flowers, the affidavit states.
Instead of flowers, Joynt came from the flower bed area, covered her mouth and pushed the victim inside. He led her to the couch where he taped her ankles together, her wrists together and taped her wrists to her left leg and taped her mouth shut. He shattered her phone and took her Apple watch, so she couldn’t call for help, according to the affidavit.
Joynt pointed a gun at her, dragged her into the bedroom and told her he, “didn’t want to live anymore and that she would have to watch him die,” the affidavit states. He removed the tape from her mouth when he noticed she was having difficulty breathing and the victim begged him to stop and told him she would help him. Joynt told her he wanted her to tell him to kill himself or that she “wanted him dead.” Joynt re-taped her mouth and told her he wanted to, “[expletive] one last time.”
Joynt then placed the victim on her stomach and raped her.
He heard her watch vibrate and became paranoid, according to the affidavit. He told her to call the police and when they got there, he would point the gun at them, so they would kill him in front of her. He began playing with the gun alternating between pointing at himself and pointing it at her. She was able to remove the tape from her mouth and began trying to convince his life was worth it and he deserved to live, the affidavit states.
The two continued to speak and Joynt threatened to kill himself with a knife and then put a belt around his throat until he turned purple. Joynt then began to kiss the victim all over her body and attempted to rape her again, but he was unsuccessful. Joynt then cut the tape off the victim and threw his debit card at her and told her to drain his account and he left. The victim left her home and called police.
Joynt is once again being held in the Lake County Jail, this time on a $100,000 bond as to certain charges, while other charges remain at “No Bond.”
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