Sad that such a great guy was secretly so disturbed. Even today there are former associates that stand up for him. Guess they weren't pretty enough to 'go for a ride.'
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Suffolk ex-fire chief pleads guilty to molesting teen
Posted to: News Suffolk
By Linda McNatt
© March 19, 2009
Former Holland Volunteer Fire chief Gordon Lynn Worrell pleaded guilty Thursday in the third allegation that he molested a teenager almost 16 years ago. Worrell, 44, resigned as chief of the volunteers early last year, shortly after the charges were made public.
He appeared in Circuit Court today and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery on an offense that happened in 1992.
Prosecuter Nicole Belote said Worrell had a pattern. He would take the teenagers under his wing, Belote said, offer to show them the around the area, give them alcohol and make sexual advances when they went for a ride.
Belote asked Judge Westbrook Parker to revoke Worrell’s $25,000 bond. The judge denied the request.
Worrell was previously found guilty of forcible sodomy, abduction and attempted forcible sodomy.
He’ll be sentenced on April 8 and June 5. Belote said the longtime public servant could face a maximum penalty of two life sentences plus 16 years in prison.