Man sentenced for having sex with ARC client
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI
A former job coach at the Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens who had sex with a client of the agency told a Washington County Circuit judge Thursday that the relations were consensual.
"I was not imposing my will. It was mutual," said Charles Ronald Bolden, 53.
Bolden of 16827 Petmar Circle, pleaded guilty in October 2001 to abuse of a vulnerable adult. The woman, who was a WCARC client, has cerebral palsy.
On Thursday, Judge John H. McDowell sentenced Bolden to one year in jail and to three years of supervised probation. McDowell also ordered hin to have no further contact with vulnerable adults.
Bolden was employed as a job coach with the Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens and was overseeing a group of clients working at Greenbrier State Park on June 8, 2000, said Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Gina Cirincion.