Ex-county commissioner sent to jail in sex case

A former Kent County commissioner has received a one-year jail sentence after pleading guilty in a sex abuse case.
AP Wire
Jun 19, 2014

Authorities say that 47-year-old Gary Rolls had an imappropriate relationship with a neighborhood girl starting two decades ago when she was 9 years old.

Kent County Circuit Judge Judge Dennis Leiber also gave Rolls five years' probation at Thursday's sentencing in Grand Rapids.

Rolls pleaded guilty May 13 to illegal use of a computer, tampering with evidence and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He had been scheduled to stand trial in June on four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The victim told the judge she now has "a very hard time trusting people."

Rolls resigned his county commission seat in December 2013.

Comments

bearcub286

Boy, I can gripe about Ottawa county at times, but at least the sex offenders get sentences that aren't a slap on the wrist!

JimmyJazz

I would like to get my hands on this guy and Jazz him up.

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