North Fulton County

Roswell city councilman arrested on child sex charges

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A judge has set bond for a Roswell city councilman arrested on child sex charges.

Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik reported that Kent Igleheart, 53, said very little at a brief first appearance hearing Friday afternoon in DeKalb County.%



Police say the councilman carried on an inappropriate relationship with a teen that started online and eventually turned physical.

"A city leader is someone who should be setting an example.  What kind of example does that set for trust?" Mellon told Petchenik.

Igleheart, a veteran Roswell councilman, is facing charges he had an inappropriate relationship with a teen.

DeKalb police arrested him Thursday for meeting the now 17-year-old at a hotel.


Igleheart's facing charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, enticing a minor and furnishing alcohol to a

A warrant said Igleheart solicited nude pictures from the teen and provided alcohol to her to have sex.

Igleheart's been on the City Council for 15 years. Roswell city officials had no comment on the allegations.

The city charter said if he's convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, he'll have to forfeit his office.

"I was stunned. I just was shocked," longtime friend Janet Russel told Petchenik. "He's always been there for us, the city of Roswell."

The judge set bond at $30,000 and ordered Igleheart to have no contact with the victim.

Police indicated they want to know if there are other victims out there. They ask anyone with information to come forward.