A Virginia firefighter has pled guilty to reduced charges in a sexual assault case involving a minor firefighter.
Matthew Thomas Jones, a firefighter with the Read Mountain Fire and Rescue, pled guilty Monday to two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was originally charged with rape and sodomy.
The incident allegedly took place last November at Read Mountain Fire and Rescue’s headquarters station. Jones is 26 and the victim is a minor.
A Botetourt Circuit Court judge sentenced Jones to 1 year in prison, but suspended six months of the term. Jones will also be required to undergo counseling and pay $1,000 in restitution.