Florida Firefighter Terminated Over Lewd Photos

A Florida firefighter has been terminated following his no-contest plea to charges he sent lewd photos of himself to a 16-year old girl.

Marco Island firefighter Nicholas Macciarolo was sentenced to three years probation in exchange for his plea to a third-degree felony charge of unlawfully using a two-way communication device to facilitate or commit a felony. Macchiarolo, 27, agreed to undergo a psychosexual evaluation as part of the plea deal. Two remaining charges were dropped.

Macchiarolo was facing multiple charges for allegedly sending images of his genitalia to the girl he had known for several years. He told police he thought she was 21. According to the victim, the sexual aspect of their relationship was relatively new. Macchiarolo had been on unpaid administrative leave since his arrest last May.

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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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