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Ex-topless dancer charged with Web-stalking ex-lover

The Associated Press
Thursday December 20, 2001

VENTURA — A former Las Vegas topless dancer was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for allegedly stalking her ex-lover and creating a Web site with graphic photos of their trysts. 

At the end of a three-day preliminary hearing, a Superior Court judge ruled there was enough evidence to try Robin Kelly on felony and misdemeanor charges that carry up to seven years in prison if she is convicted, prosecutor Tom Temple said. 

Arraignment was set for Jan. 4. 

Kelly, 43, appeared in court but did not testify. 

Known as “Ruby Tuesday” when she worked in Las Vegas, Kelly allegedly had an affair between 1994 and 2000 with Jim Day, a married editorial cartoonist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 

She moved to Simi Valley in 1999 and the affair finally ended the next year, authorities said. 

Kelly became furious and allegedly set up an Internet site that featured photographs of the couple having sadomasochistic sex, along with pictures of the man’s car, home, license plate and driver’s license and a map with directions to his Las Vegas home. 

She also allegedly sent postcards advertising the site to the man’s family, neighbors and boss. 

The Web site has been taken down. 

Kelly was arrested Nov. 13 and pleaded innocent on Nov. 15 to two felony counts of stalking, two counts of attempted witness intimidation and one count of attempted extortion. She also is charged with a misdemeanor count of violating a restraining order and two counts of making annoying phone calls, Temple said. 

The judge refused to lower her $200,000 bail on Wednesday and she remained in custody, Temple said.