OTTAWA — The former mayor of Sandwich, one of nine alleged “johns” busted in a prostitution sting, pleaded guilty this morning and was sentenced to non-reporting probation.

Richard A. Olson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor solicitation and was sentenced to a $750 fine, plus costs, and a year of court supervision.

Olson’s disposition means three of the nine suspects have pleaded guilty. Six more cases remain pending including that of Roger Bolin, Putnam County’s public defender, who is scheduled to appear Aug. 7.

The nine were charged following a sting conducted jointly by the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, assisted by the Ottawa and Peru police departments.

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