Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Paul Skill of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest of 50-year-old Tyrone Rolls, a resident of Marmora, for sexual assault charges. Rolls is currently employed by the Ocean City Police Department as a sergeant.
On Wednesday, Rolls turned himself in to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, where he was charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault, a crime of the first degree, and one count of sexual assault, a crime of the second degree.
He was also charged with two separate counts of official misconduct, crimes of the second degree, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a crime of the second degree, and one count of aggravated assault of a domestic violence victim, a crime of the third degree.
The charges were a result of an investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, after it was reported Rolls had a sexual relationship with a juvenile victim, according to a news release.
Rolls was lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center pending court proceedings. Sutherland said a person convicted of a first degree crime is subject to a term of 10 to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Offenders convicted of a second degree crime are subject to a prison term of 5 to 10 years and third degree crimes are subject to 3 to 5 years.
Sutherland said this is an ongoing investigation and urges anyone who has additional information relating to the case to contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.