DALEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A one-time leader from a southeast Alabama town has pleaded guilty to a sex crime.
News outlets report that former Daleville City Council member Marvin Wise pleaded guilty to second-degree sodomy during a court appearance Tuesday.
Other charges including possession of child pornography were dismissed.
Wise was arrested in 2017 after serving a few years on the five-member town council.
A judge sentenced him to seven years in prison, but prosecutor Kirke Adams says Wise is asking for probation and remains free on bond.
Wise’s plea came after prosecutors had asked a judge to revoke the man’s bond because he allegedly sent a birthday card to his victim.
Daleville is a city of around 5,000 people about 100 miles south of Montgomery.