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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ex Wife of CEO Ted Rollins Might Have Been Warned That She Was About To Marry A Child Predator


Ted Rollins
Sherry Carroll Rollins did not realize it at the time, but she probably received a warning that her husband-to-be might be a child molester.

She was living in Charlottesville, Virginia, with Ted Rollins, and they soon would be married. That's when the strange words came via a phone call from Monica Bulich, the woman who had been married to Ted Rollins previously.

Sherry Rollins did not pick up on what she now believes was a warning that Ted Rollins' main interest was not her, but her two young sons from a previous marriage. She now believes that is why Ted Rollins was willing to marry her without a prenuptial agreement. And the lack of a prenup probably explains why Ted Rollins went to extraordinary lengths in the Rollins v. Rollins divorce case to ensure that Sherry Rollins would receive almost nothing from the marital assets, even though she was entitled to an equitable share under the law.

The Rollinses wound up having a tumultuous 14-year marriage that ended with a divorce in 2005. Dissolution of the marriage came in Shelby County, Alabama, even though Sherry Rollins had initiated the proceedings in Greenville, South Carolina, where the family lived, and the case was litigated there for three years. Shelby County Circuit Judge D. Al Crowson did not have jurisdiction to hear the case, but he took it anyway and issued a judgment that was outlandishly favorable to Ted Rollins.

Court records strongly suggest that someone unlawfully paid Crowson under the table to issue a bogus divorce decree, leading to the worst courtroom cheat job I've encountered in the civil arena.

The unlawful outcome of Rollins v. Rollins becomes even more alarming when you consider that Ted Rollins, who belongs to one of the nation's wealthiest family, now is CEO of Campus Crest Communities. That company builds student housing near public universities around the country and has received more than $400 million in Wall Street backing. Ted Rollins' chief market is young people and their parents--even though he has a documented history of abusing young people.

Monica Bulich's words become prophetic when you realize that the Rollins marriage was marked by documented physical abuse of at least one of Sherry Rollins' sons. And Ms. Rollins has told Legal Schnauzer that she now believes her ex husband abused both of her sons.

It's undisputed that Ted Rollins was convicted in 1995 for assaulting his youngest stepson, Zac Parrish, who was 16 years old at the time. It's also undisputed that, two years earlier, North Carolina social services investigated Ted Rollins for child sexual abuse of the same stepson, based on a citizen complaint.

Did Monica Bulich, Ted Rollins' first wife, see this coming? Sherry Rollins now says she thinks the answer is yes.

These thoughts came to light when Ms. Rollins told me about a proposed prenuptial agreement that a family lawyer sent via fax the night before she and Ted Rollins were to leave for their wedding. The proposed prenup contained a number of extraordinary provisions--and it surfaced late, with no opportunity for negotiations--so Ms. Rollins refused to sign.

Here is how she recalls that moment, in a statement to Legal Schnauzer:

I remember when I read the prenup, I thought it was odd that he wanted control over my health care, and general power of attorney over me to sign any document for me. Had I realized and taken the time back then I would have realized the whole marriage was a trap. 
I remembered once again Monica Bulich's words on the phone to me when I was living with Ted in Charlottesville: "I know what he wanted with me; you just have to ask yourself what he wants with you . . . an older woman with two kids and nothing. . . ."

Sherry Rollins found those words confusing at the time. But they are not so confusing anymore:

I think she knew he was gay or bi. I think she knew he was after my sons. Wish I could talk to her now that she is much older; she must be 50 by now. I wonder if she could shed some light on her life with [Ted].

Sherry Rollins probably was off target on the science of child molestation. Studies tend to show that gay and bisexual men are no more likely than heterosexuals to molest boys. That means Ted Rollins' sexual orientation probably was not a factor in interactions with his stepsons. A report from the University of California at Davis puts it this way:

The distinction between a victim's gender and a perpetrator's sexual orientation is important because many child molesters don't really have an adult sexual orientation. They have never developed the capacity for mature sexual relationships with other adults, either men or women. Instead, their sexual attractions focus on children--boys, girls, or children of both sexes.

Researchers label some offenders as "fixated" because their interest is almost exclusively in children. Others are termed "regressed" because they have attained some level of mature sexual expression, but return to primitive forms under certain conditions. Extreme stress, for example, can lead them to return to return to an earlier, less mature psychological state and engage in sexual contact with children. From the UC Davis report:

The important point is that many child molesters cannot be meaningfully described as homosexuals, heterosexuals, or bisexuals (in the usual sense of those terms) because they are not really capable of a relationship with an adult man or woman. Instead of gender, their sexual attractions are based primarily on age. These individuals--who are often characterized as fixated--are attracted to children, not to men or women.

The American Psychological Association put it this way, in a 2001 report:

Studies on who commits child sexual abuse vary in their findings, but the most common finding is that the majority of sexual offenders are family members or are otherwise known to the child. Sexual abuse by strangers is not nearly as common as sexual abuse by family members.

Research further shows that men perpetrate most instances of sexual abuse, but there are cases in which women are the offenders.

Despite a common myth, homosexual men are not more likely to sexually abuse children than heterosexual men are.

Sherry Rollins might not have the science quite right--and she is not alone in that--but she clearly wishes now that she had understood what Monica Bulich was trying to tell her. She also wonders what Ms. Bulich saw or heard that led her to speak up.

This much is certain: Sherry Rollins saw and heard a lot during her 14-year marriage to Ted Rollins. In a case of history repeating itself, she also passed along a warning about his behavior.

(To be continued)

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you been able to ascertain any of the details on other divorced Rollins women? Ruth Vs Gary's was just finalized last week-Danielle vs Glen remains in process-Eleanor vs Richard was finalized some time ago..is there a possible pattern in this?

Anonymous said...

This guy deserves a gunshot wound to the groin with a very high powered fire arm! At close range!

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 7:26--

Thanks for the update on the Ruth/Gary divorce in ATL, plus Eleanor/Richard. (Do they live in ATL, too?) Hard to keep track of all the divorce cases, but I need to do an update. And yes, it would be interesting to know about possible patterns. I know the Danielle/Glen case involves allegations of sexual misconduct.

Sharon said...

This is scary, scary reading. For a divorced woman with children, who has ever thought of remarrying . . . wow, it takes the breath away.

Anonymous said...

Something tells me the "Orkin Gestapo" isn't going to like this.

Barb said...

This makes me feel awful for Sherry Rollins' sons. I don't know what kind of adults they've turned out to be, but they sure shouldn't have had to deal with this as kids.

Anonymous said...

Chilling words . . .

"I know what he wanted with me; you just have to ask yourself what he wants with you . . ."

Gerry with a G said...

This reads like it has the potential to be a case study for how child molesters tend to operate, something that could be published in a scientific journal.

Anonymous said...

Do you think any of the other Rollins women have been cheated in their divorces like Sherry Rollins was?

Anonymous said...

Agree with 7:32.

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 9:14--

I think it's very unlikely that any of the other Rollins women were treated the way Sherry Rollins was. They probably had prenups, so the need to screw them over thoroughly was not so great. Plus, I suspect Ted Rollins might be an especially vicious form of Rollins male. I'm not sure any of them are honorable, but he might be the worst of a sorry lot.

Anonymous said...

My sympathy goes out to Sherry Rollins and her boys--and her daughters, for that matter. Ted Rollins sounds like a classic "user." And in some instances, that transforms into "abuser."

Anonymous said...

LS, I've been reading your blog for a long time, and this might be the most powerful thing you've written. Disturbing, but compelling.

Spasmoda said...

"Ted Rollins" and "child predator" in the same headline. If the shoe fits . . .

Anonymous said...

Got to give the first wife credit for speaking up. Perhaps she should have done more. But considering the Rollins family's power and wealth, it probably took some courage to do what she did.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting information from the UC-Davis report. I hope readers will click on that link to learn more.

A lot of myths out there on this subject.

Philbert said...

I would like to read an interview with Monica Bulich. This appears to be her Facebook page:


https://www.facebook.com/monica.bulichdesousa

Anonymous said...

Best . . . post . . . ever

legalschnauzer said...

Philbert:

Yes, that is her Facebook page. Here is an item about a business honor she received. Sounds like her life probably turned out a lot better without Ted Rollins.

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/monica-bulich-de-sousa-featured-in-the-prestigious-cambridge-whos-who-registry-211935.php

Anonymous said...

I have some experience in domestic-relations law, and what happened to Sherry Rollins with regards to marital assets is criminal. Serious sanctions are needed against the judge who caused that to happen and the lawyers who let it happen.

Anonymous said...

Having read how Ted Rollins abused the court system, it's not surprising to learn that he has abused the people close to him. I suspect the two forms of abuse go hand in hand.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information about gays and bisexuals being no more likely than straights to engage in child molestation. I suspect they actually are less likely to be a danger to children than straights. A lot of misconceptions out there.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Sherry Rollins say in one of your posts that she saw signs Ted Rollins might have been abused by his stepfather?

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 10:07--

Yes, that's correct. I believe she also said Ted tried to stab his stepfather at one point. Perhaps there was a reason for that. Professionals call this a "cycle of abuse," and it appears to be present in this story.

Anonymous said...

"I think she knew he was after my sons."


That about sums it up.

RG4 said...

This certainly makes me want to invest in Campus Crest Communities. (Snark)

Anonymous said...

To take any info or research from any U of Cali researcher is going to result in bogus findings! That state is on level of corruption that far exceeds Duke University! There is NOTHING straight about a child molester! Give me a fn break!

legalschnauzer said...

I agree that California has major corruption problems. But on this subject, the American Psychological Association has made similar findings.

Anonymous said...

I'd bet that Sherry and Ted rarely had sexual relations other than when their daughters were conceived. The daughters were more than likely a plan on Teds part to keep Sherry busy so that her attention would be off of her sons!

Anonymous said...

LS just think about what that says. There is NO straight child molester! What they should have said is that the perpetrators try to live what appears to be a straight life. Those creeps usually will have the most dysfunctional relationships. There will be physical abuse, little to no sexual relationship with the mother and deviant distant behavior.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 10:32. Child molesters aren't straight, they only pretend to be! They fear coming out of the closet so they prey on the weak. Homosexuals who live their lives in the open are less likely to perp on children because there is no need. It's not a sexual preference issue, it's a sexual deviance issue!

Anonymous said...

I think it is time for the Luther Strange - Jessica Medeiros Garrison extramarital affair/conflict of interest/ties to Indian casino/hypocrisy article

Anonymous said...

LS-Richard Rollins is one of Randall Rollins sons and does live in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

I want to know what the boys father thinks of all this crazy sh--. If those were my boys Ted Rollins would be one dead dude.

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 3:31--

That's a good question. His name is Allen Parrish, and he's a Birmingham insurance exec. He seems to be rather silent on this issue, for some reason. Not sure why:


http://local.yahoo.com/info-56084634-parrish-allen-american-national-insurance-company-pelham