Toronto Firefighter Accused of Assaulting Female Colleague

A Toronto firefighter is facing criminal charges for assaulting a female colleague, who claims she was forced to endure years of abuse at the hands of male firefighters.

Jamie Wilson claims she was the victim of widespread bullying and harassment by male firefighters. Among those that Wilson has accused is firefighter Kevin Hughes, who is facing two counts of sexual assault and one count of with a weapon.

Hughes, who is on disability leave, will appear in court on December 23, 2016.

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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