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Local Celebrity Pleads Not Guilty to Stalking Charges

Peter Robbins, known as the one of the voices of Charlie Brown, faced a judge on Wednesday. He's accused of stalking and making criminal threats.

San Diego County resident Peter Robbins, a child actor who voiced Charlie Brown in several Peanuts films and television specials, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he stalked a girlfriend and made threats against a plastic surgeon.

Robbins, 56, of Oceanside, has been charged with 12 felony counts of making criminal threats and stalking, San Diego County District Attorney Officials said through a written news release.

Robbins was booked into San Diego Central Jail around 3:40 a.m. Jan. 21 and held in lieu of $550,000 bail, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's website.

Robbins was taken into custody Sunday night at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Angelica de Cima told U-T San Diego. He was driving a silver 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 when a border officer referred him to an area for further inspection, she said. Robbins, who was alone in his vehicle, was arrested a short time later after officers learned he was wanted by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The former child actor is facing up to nine years in state prison for stalking his ex-girlfriend and making criminal threats against a La Jolla plastic surgeon, according to the news release.

San Diego Superior Court Judge David Szumowski set bail at $550,000, ordered Robbins to stop all contact with his two alleged victims and told Robbins he could not to possess a gun, according to DA officials.

A readiness hearing was set for Feb. 22 and a preliminary hearing has been tentatively scheduled for March 22.

Robbins was 9-years-old when he began doing the voice of Charlie Brown for such films and television specials as A Boy Named Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

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