December 9, 2008

Eddie S. Rollins Jr. pleads guilty to molestation charge

December 9, 2008

By Shawn McGrath, Herald (Indiana) Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. -- An Anderson man pleaded guilty Monday to child molestation for having sex with a 13-year-old girl earlier this year.

Eddie S. Rollins Jr., 18, Anderson, pleaded guilty to the Class B felony charge that carries a term of six to 20 years in prison. However, whatever prison time he receives will be capped at 10 years, according to an agreement with prosecutors. He will be sentenced in January.

According to a probable cause affidavit:

Police went to the home of Eddie Rollins and his father, 61-year Edward Rollins, in the 2200 block of Arrow Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. on July 23. Investigators suspected a man who robbed Discount Tobacco, 2625 Columbus Ave., was hiding at the residence.

Along with the father and son, a 13-year-old girl was also at the home and told detectives she recently had sex with the younger Rollins. The 18-year-old told police the girl was the sister of a 14-year-old girl he dated. Police said that he admitted to having sex with the younger girl and being aware of her age.

While at the home, police discovered a small amount of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and suspected it belonged to the elder Rollins.

Prosecutors charged the elder Rollins with possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance, both Class D felonies punishable by six months to three years behind bars if convicted. He is scheduled to stand trial in May.

Neither man was arrested in connection with the robbery investigation, and the suspect was not found at the home.

Eddie Rollins Jr. will be sentenced at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, in Madison Superior Court 3. He pleaded guilty to child molestation on Monday.

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