Roswell City Councilman Kent Igleheart resigns, accused of sex crimes

Kent Igleheart

Kent Igleheart

Roswell City Councilman Kent Igleheart, who has been accused of child sex crimes, has resigned from the city council.

Igleheart, 53, is accused of sexual exploitation of a child, enticing a child for indecent purposes and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Authorities say he maintained a four-year relationship with a girl beginning when she was 13.

Igleheart, who was arrested Oct. 20, posted the $30,000 bond Sunday. He was released from the DeKalb County Jail on Monday, according to jail records.

At a council meeting Tuesday, Acting Mayor Pro Tem Donald J. Horton said Igleheart’s resignation “has been accepted by the city.”

Igleheart resigned in a sentence-long email sent to Roswell Mayor Jere Wood fewer than two hours before the meeting. Wood replied via email that he accepted the resignation.

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