Former commissioner takes plea deal in sex/drug scandal

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Former Clermont County Commissioner Archie Wilson took a plea deal Tuesday morning in a sex for drugs scandal.

Wilson plead guilty to lesser charges of possession of a controlled substance and soliciting prostitution. He had to read the plea agreement aloud in court and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

The judge deferred the sentencing if Wilson can stay out of legal trouble for the next two years.

Wilson paid prostitutes for sex with drugs and resigned as Commissioner in February just days before the charges became public.

"That's pretty sad," Clermont County resident Theresa Aikens said. "They should be held up to a higher standard, especially a county commissioner. That's pretty bad."

"If anything the courts should be using it more as an example for people who think they can get away with this," fellow county resident Ora Steward said of the sentence.

Steward argues people have the right to scrutinize since Wilson was a county commissioner.

"He's supposed to be representing us and that's definitely not representing me," Steward said.

According to court records, Kentucky State Police set up a sting last October to catch Wilson in the alleged activities.

Wilson originally pleaded not guilty to soliciting prostitution and trafficking in a controlled substance, both misdemeanors. If he would have been convicted of those charges, he would have faced up to 12 months in prison.

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