Connecticut Captain Charged With Sexually Assaulting Junior Firefighter

A captain with the Plainfield Fire Department has been charged with sexually assaulting a junior firefighter. Kevin Wells, 27, is facing three counts of second-degree sexual assault.

The victim reported the assault on August 8, 2017. She reported that the assault occurred at the fire station.

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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