An Ontario fire chief who was suspended last December when accusations of sexual misconduct with an under age boy first surfaced, is now facing 17 counts as additional victims started coming forward.
Kingsville Fire Chief Robert Kissner, 60, is facing 11 counts of sexual assault, 5 of sexual exploitation and 1 of sexual interference. He opted to retire in February rather than challenge internal disciplinary charges.
Ontario Provincial police have been conducting a wide-ranging investigation after additional victims started coming forward with allegations of abuse dating back to 1989.
Interestingly just before the first victim came forward, Kissner announced the creation of a junior firefighter program.
Upon his arrest, the program was suspended. More on the story.