The Cape May County Prosecutor's Office says a sergeant with the Ocean City Police Department has been arrested on sexual assault charges.

50-year-old Tyrone Rolls of Marmora turned himself into authorities on Wednesday, according to Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland, and was charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, two counts of second-degree official misconduct, one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of third-degree aggravated assault of a domestic violence victim.

In a press release, Sutherland says the charges are the result of an investigation after it was reported that Rolls had a sexual relationship with a juvenile victim.

The Press of Atlantic City reports Rolls served a youth mentor. He has been a police officer for nearly a quarter of a century. The Press also states he is the co-owner RA Development Academy, a youth sports training business.

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Rolls was in the news this past summer when he made a speech during a Black Lives Matter protest in Ocean City:

WPVI-TV reported then,

...Rolls became a decorated man both in and out of uniform. He has received several community service awards from The Knights of Columbus, Macedonia United Methodist Church, and a recognition from NJ Congressman Jeff Van Drew. He holds 'the key to Ocean City,' thanks to an award presented by Mayor Jay Gillian during a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Rolls is currently being held at the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending court proceedings.

Sutherland says this is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information that may be related to this case is asked to call his office at (609) 465-1135 or Cape May County Crime Stoppers at (609) 889-3597.

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