In an interview with JET 24 Roger Gilbert Junior confirms that he has officially resigned as Fire Chief of the Spartansburg Fire Department.
Gilbert says he has been a Spartansburg volunteer firemen for 25 years, starting as a junior fireman. He spent five years as assistant chief, before being elected chief a year ago.
In 2001, Gilbert pled no contest on charges of sexual assault on a four-year-old girl. Gilbert served his sentence. He said since his release he has had the full support of the Spartansburg Fire Department and the community. But, after recent reports in The Corry Journal were picked up by wire services and reported throughout the country, his family began to get death threats.