Former Roseland Town Council candidate pleads guilty to sex charges
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A former Roseland Town Council candidate has pleaded guilty to sex charges.
41-year-old Michael Gillam, Jr., was accused of molesting a young girl over several years before his arrest in May of 2011.
On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to five of the counts against him:
|Count I ||Child Molesting ||a Class A felony|
|Count II||Child Molesting ||a Class A felony|
|Count V||Sexual Misconduct with a Minor||a Class B felony|
|Count VI ||Sexual Misconduct with a Minor||a Class B felony|
|Count IX||Child Exploitation||a Class C felony|
Prosecutors agreed to dismiss all remaining counts against him as part of the plea agreement.
Gillam's sentencing is set for Dec. 15 before Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller.
He faces a maximum sentence of 148 years in prison.
Gillam withdrew from the council race on July 14, according to county filing records.
He is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail on a $10,000 bond.