The former Olmsted Falls Boy Scout leader and auxiliary police officer who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape in May was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday morning. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
Aaron J. Robertson admitted to three counts of sexual battery and four counts of gross sexual imposition. He was originally charged with more than ten counts of raping a 15-year-old boy.
A letter from the victim was read aloud in court. In the letter, the victim said Robertson used the Boy Scouts to win the young teen's trust before abusing it.
When Robertson addressed the court, he spoke in a passive voice, saying, "Sorry a terrible situation has happened. I am sorry for the mistakes that were made." The judge noted the defendant's repeated refusal to take responsibility before handing out the sentencing.
The Boy Scouts of America said it removed Robertson from his position as soon as it learned of the allegations. Robertson was also relieved of his duties as an unarmed, voluntary auxiliary officer upon his arrest.
Prior to this investigation, Robertson did not have a criminal history, according to police.
Watch the sentencing here: