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Ex-county commissioner sent to jail in sex case

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:40 PM

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.

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