A former Kent County commissioner will spend a year in jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.
Gary Rolls resigned his county commission seat earlier this year. He was accused of beginning a sexual relationship with a girl when she was nine. She's now in her late 20s.
Rolls said nothing before he was sentenced Thursday afternoon.
In a statement, the victim told the judge Rolls used his position in power to threaten her.
“I saw him with police officers and important people in the news and I believed him,” she said.