- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A former Kent County commissioner has pleaded guilty in a sex case.

Gary Rolls faces at most a year in jail as part of a deal with prosecutors.

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegal use of a computer, tampering with evidence and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Rolls had been scheduled to stand trial next month on four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, charges that carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Rolls was accused of having sex with a girl with whom he began a relationship when she was 9. The woman is now in her 20s.

Defense lawyer Jeffrey O’Hara says the woman lied about numerous details.

Rolls resigned his county commission seat.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/1iOGLDR ) Rolls will be sentenced June 19.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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