A female former Colorado social worker is accused of making ‘sexual advances’ toward about 40 mothers and threatened to remove their children from their care when they rejected her.
Robin Niceta, 41, who was a child-protective worker with Arapahoe county, allegedly offered parents and caretakers alcoholic beverages and invited them into her home before making sexual advances, according to a $1 million lawsuit filed by Aurora Councilwoman Danielle Jurinsky on behalf of about 40 other women.
She is also accused of attempting to silence her victims and their ‘restraining orders’ by threatening to separate parents from their children, and providing false complaints and evidence to do so.
‘So far, several parents have come forward to let us know that they also had their children taken away from them as a result of Robin Niceta’s actions related to their cases whether by what they believe to be false testimony during court of what they believe to be false reports,’ Attorney Elliot Singer, who prepared the lawsuit, told The Gazette.
One mother said Niceta told her she had gift cards for her and gave her personal cell number, and asked her to come to her home to pick them up. When the mother arrived, she was offered an alcoholic beverage that she denied.
‘Once this member of the class declined what was clearly sexual advances, Niceta essentially turned on her and did everything in her power to make sure the child was permanently removed,’ Singer said.
Robin Niceta, who was a child-protective worker with Arapahoe county, is accused of making ‘sexual advances’ toward mothers and threatening to remove their children from their care when they rejected her
PICTURED: Niceta with brown pixie cut. The former social worker is also accused of attempting to silence her victims and their ‘restraining orders’ by threatening to separate parents from their children
Councilwoman Danielle Jurinsky was accused by Niceta of sexually abusing her son. Police later found the allegations to be false, prompting Jurinsky to launch the $1 million lawsuit
Councilwoman Jurinsky filed the lawsuit on behalf of 40 women that have spoken up about their experiences with Niceta.
Niceta was recently romantically involved with Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson, who was fired in April, after the former social worker falsely claimed Jurinsky ‘sexually abused her son’ in an anonymous tip on Jan. 28, according to the Gazette.
In May, the former social worker quit her job as accusations began to pour in.
PICTURED: Vanessa Wilson, former chief of police in Aurora, Colorado. She fired in April following false accusations her former lover, Niceta, made about Jurinsky
‘Please take my email as my immediate resignation from Arapahoe County,’ Niceta wrote. ‘ I appreciate the last 5 years and I wish you both the very best.’
An arrest warrant was issued for Niceta on May 16.
The social worker’s arrest affidavit cited her accusation against Jurinsky in January – one day after the councilwoman had made a critical comment against her former lover, Wilson, while on the Steffen Tubbs radio show.
Niceta made the call identifying as an employee at one of Jurinsky’s four restaurants that she owns around Denver, according to Denver7.
She told police she heard Jurinsky ask her son, ‘Do you want to see something funny?’ and then proceeded to perform sexual acts with the child.
Jurinsky notably called the police chief ‘trash’ which made Niceta ‘mortified, upset, and hurt,’ according to the arrest affidavit.
Police were later able to close the case on Feb. 14 after deeming Jurinsky was innocent. They later identify Niceta as the one who made the tip to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department, and she was arrested in May for reporting the false accusations.
Jurinsky later said the past few months have been ‘brutal’ and she has never met Niceta.
‘All I can say is this is a parent’s worst nightmare to get a call like I got and to be under an investigation like I was, knowing that it was a complete lie and knowing that it was retaliation for my opinions,’ Jurinsky told Denver 7.
‘Every other attack that has come my way, I can handle on my feet and I can fire back and I can fight back. You involve my child and it brings me to my knees. And it becomes a different kind of fight.’
Jurinsky made a foul comment against Niceta’s former lover who was the former Aurora police chief. A day later, Niceta reported Jurinsky anonymously
Niceta has been cited in another lawsuit filed by a family accusing her of separating another family from their 14-year-old daughter. She is set to appear in court on Aug. 26. PICTURED: Niceta with brown pixie cut and her ex-lover Vanessa Wilson with a gray pixie cut
A search warrant of her county-provided laptop showed a thorough history of searches for ‘does the child abuse hotline keep phone numbers in Colorado.’ Niceta conducted the search minutes before reporting Jurinsky.
The former social worker has denied the allegations previously claiming she ‘didn’t know anything’ about them – denying she made the call to report Jurinsky.
Niceta will appear in court on Aug. 29 to discuss the allegations against her.
Meanwhile, another Colorado family filed a lawsuit against Niceta on Aug. 14 and accused her of separating a family from their 14-year-old daughter.
An FBI investigation is also ongoing to determine whether Niceta abused her power to be granted custody of a former partner’s child, and to file a false report against them, according to Fox News.