Bradley Spencer pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual battery of a minor Tuesday, according to court records. The plea had been expected since February, when a change-of-plea hearing was set in his case.
According to court documents, the 56-year-old man told Idaho State Police that he repeatedly had sex with a 17-year-old girl and knew she was a minor. He told investigators that he and the girl were in love, according to a probable cause affidavit.
He was arrested Sept. 4, a day after the girl and her father told detectives about the sexual relationship. Spencer resigned from the Middleton City Council Sept. 8, the day he posted $100,000 bond and was released from jail.
Spencer will be sentenced on May 19.