JAY — A former school custodian pleaded guilty Thursday to raping a 16-year-old female student and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Adam Wolf, 45, of Jay, pleaded guilty in Delaware County to three counts of second-degree rape, three counts of second-degree rape by instrumentation and two counts of forcible oral sodomy.
Wolf was also fined $8,000.
Wolf was hired by the Jay School District in 2004, even though he had two prior felony burglary convictions. Wolf claimed on his employment application he had no felony convictions.
Nick Lelecas, assistant district attorney, said Wolf will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. He was ordered to not have any contact with the victim or her family.
Wolf was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on 13 counts of sexual abuse. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing and entered the guilty plea.
Wolf lured the teen, who has been diagnosed with emotional problems, into his office and other classrooms beginning in December with gifts of candy and soda and then raped her, according to an arrest affidavit.
He told authorities the victim "just makes me weak" and that he was "unable to resist her."
Ken Gallon, Wolf's court-appointed attorney, said his client is remorseful for his actions but has never had the opportunity to apologize to the victim's family.
He resigned from the school June 3 and was charged June 4.