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Ocean City Police Sergeant Charged With Sexual Assault

April 7, 2021

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Paul Skill of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announce the arrest of 50-year old Tyrone Rolls, a resident of Marmora, New Jersey for sexual assault charges. Rolls is currently employed by the Ocean City Police Department as a Police Sergeant.

On April 7, 2021, Tyrone Rolls turned himself into the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office where he was charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree; one count of Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree; 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. *

These 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. Rolls was lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center pending court proceedings. Prosecutor Sutherland advises a person convicted of a first degree crime is subject to a term of imprisonment of 10 to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Persons convicted of a second degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years and third degree crimes are subject to 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Prosecutor Sutherland advises this is an on-going investigation and urges anyone who has additional information relating to this investigation 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, 609-889-3597.

*Any charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.