Newark Investigating Sex Assault in Fire Station

A 23 year old woman is claiming that she was sexually assaulted inside a Newark, New Jersey fire station last weekend. The unidentified woman claims she met firefighters at a concert and accompanied them back to the station on Congress Street where she was offered vodka before the assault took place.

Police and the fire department are investigating.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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