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NJ Firefighter Sues Instructor and Fire Academy Over Rape

A county fire academy in New Jersey has been named in a federal lawsuit brought by a female firefighter who claims that an instructor she met while a student, bound, raped and strangled her. The firefighter, identified in the suit only as "A.S.", accuses instructor John Syers, Jr. of perpetrating the rape in September, 2018

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Pennsylvania Junior Program Sexual Assault Case Settled

A lawsuit that alleged a 13-year old girl was sexually assaulted by a fire lieutenant while participating in the department’s junior program has been settled. The family of the victim, who was identified in the pleadings as T.S., filed the suit last year naming Lieutenant Joshua James Ralston and the Trucksville Volunteer Fire Department as defendants.

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Utah Firefighter Files $1.2 Million Suit Over Sexual Assaults

A former Utah firefighter has filed a $1.2 million suit in federal court alleging she was sexually harassed and raped by an assistant chief. Valerie Engstrom claims Assistant Fire Chief Austin James Corry of the Kanosh Volunteer Fire Department harassed her over an extended period of time, and then raped her on three separate occasions.

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Arizona Fire District Sued Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Allegations of sexual assault and a hostile work environment have been swirling for over a year in the Rio Rico Medical & Fire District, but this week two former firefighters filed suit against the district, a former fire chief and his wife, and a current captain and his wife.

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Firefighter Sues LAFD Over Handling of False Allegations

A Los Angeles firefighter who claims he was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a patient, has filed suit accusing the department of defamation and discrimination. Louis Cerda, a 25 year veteran of Mexican-American heritage, filed suit last week claiming that the department’s handling of a female patient’s accusations damaged his reputation and subjected him to adverse employment action.

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Utah Assistant Chief Charged With Raping Subordinate

An assistant fire chief with the Kanosh Fire Department has been charged with rape, sex abuse and sexual battery after a firefighter reported he had been sexually assaulting her at work over a three-year period. Austin James Corry was charged with rape, object rape, forcible sex abuse, and sexual battery.

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Michigan FD Sued Over Junior Program Sexual Assault

A Michigan fire department is being sued by a former junior firefighter who was sexually assaulted by two firefighters while she was participating in the department’s Explorer program. The plaintiff, identified in the suit as Jane Doe, filed the complaint on August 31, 2018 in US District Court for the Western District of Michigan naming Cascade Charter Township and the Boy Scouts of America.

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