A former Alabama mayor who was convicted four years ago for ethics violations is now being re-charged and sent back to jail for probation violations.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said former Mayor Walter Sylvester Hill of Montgomery County, Mass., Was arrested earlier this month on child recharging.
In January 2017, Hill pleaded guilty to a felony misdemeanor charge of using his office for personal gain. Under his direction, officials said, the town’s money is directed to $ 25,000 to Hill’s personal bank account or to pay his personal bills.
Hill was sentenced to five years in the Alabama Department of Correction, serving behind bars for nearly three months, followed by probation for the remainder of his sentence on community corrections.
Earlier this month, the Montgomery Police Department received a complaint that Hill had forcibly red-handed a 12-year-old child in Montgomery County, Marshall said.
Hill had forced sexual intercourse with the victim between August and September, court documents said.
Hill was re-arrested on Nov. 1 and released the next day after posting a $ 60,000 bond.
After Hill’s arrest on the re-charge, Marshall said his probation officer gave Montgomery a criminal report to Circuit Judge Greg Griffin, who scheduled a revocation hearing on Nov. 23.
AG officials presented testimony and testimony from several witnesses, and at the end of that trial, Judge Griffin Hill was reasonably satisfied that the crime had been committed.
The judge canceled Hill’s probation and ordered him to serve the remainder of his five-year sentence for moral offense.
The Code of Conduct was investigated by the Attorney General’s Office and investigated by its Special Prosecution Division.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a re-allegation against Hill.
Court records do not list attorneys to comment on Hill’s behalf.