Actor, Magician's Apprentice Charged In Sadistic Rape Case
An actor and onetime magician's apprentice is facing charges in connection with a heinous and sadistic rape. Authorities arrested Robert Allen Coffie, 42, at a Yucca Valley home Monday following an investigation into an alleged incident that took place on April 17, reports the Star-News.
Coffie is accused of tying up a woman and using hot metal on her skin for sexual gratification during a rape. Additionally, Coffie is "charged with causing cruel and extreme pain for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion for a sadistic purpose and false imprisonment."
According to his biography on IMDB.com, Coffie was born in Upland, and developed an interest in performing magic as a young child. He served as an apprentice to famed magician Harry Blackstone Jr. and has also segued into film and TV acting, with parts in a handful of films, including "Cowboys & Indians." Recently Coffie appeared on the Telemundo network in the Spanish-language dating show "12 Corazones."
Coffie seemed fairly content in his showbiz life of late, remarking just a week before the alleged rape on his Facebook page (sic) "Im am six degrees away from any actor in Hollywood. — feeling excited."
Coffie was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $925,000 bail. He is due in court early next week.