"Let me say how sorry I am. I am truly sorry for my actions against you...my actions that led to this trial," he said.
Rollins admitted that he committed adultery but asked APD to remember who he was, not the monster he was portrayed to be. He mentioned his work with Standing Together Against Rape and an award he claimed to have received from the organization, and said his care and compassion for sexual assault victims had not changed as a result of the trial.
Asking for a minimum sentence and treatment, Rollins broke down when he talked about his students.
"My life is like theirs," he said. "I grew up very poor."
While Rollins said he may have seemed cocky on the witness stand, he described himself as very humble.
"So much has been said to paint me as a monster, as a wolf in APD clothing," he said.