Two Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies escorted Pat Sullivan out of the courtroom after the former sheriff was sentenced to spend 30 days in county jail.
The sentencing, a result of a plea agreement, came April 3 after Sullivan entered a guilty plea to a Class 6 drug possession felony and a Class 3 soliticing prostitution misdemeanor at his arraignment hearing. He was fined $1,000 plus court costs for the drug possession charge and $100 fine plus court costs on the prostitution charges.
The former Arapahoe County sheriff received 38 days in county jail on both charges with credit for eight days served. Both sentences are to be served at the same time.
The remainder of the charges in the high-profile methamphetamine for sex case were dismissed.
When he was sentenced, his lawyer, Kevin McGreevy, asked for a one-day delay in imposing the jail sentence but 18th Judicial District Judge William B. Sylvester denied the request and ordered the deputies to escort Sullivan to the jail.
Before the judge handed down the sentence, Sullivan, 69, stood and apoligized for his action. He said he realized he caused pain to family and friends and he said he alone is responsible for his crimes. He said he will seek forgiveness and stood ready to abide by the court’s decision.
Sullivan was arrested Nov. 29 during an undercover sting operation with two confidential informants.
He served eight days in jail until he posted bond and was released.