Tag Archives: sexual assault

Newark Investigating Sex Assault in Fire Station

A 23 year old woman is claiming that she was sexually assaulted inside a Newark, New Jersey fire station last weekend. The unidentified woman claims she met firefighters at a concert and accompanied them back to the station on Congress Street where she was offered vodka before the assault took place.

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NJ Township Settles Sexual Harassment Suit for $30k

A New Jersey township has agreed to pay $30,000 to a female employee to settle her claims that the fire chief “smacked” her on her “rear end”. Lorie Cutts, an administrative assistant for the Medford Township Fire Department, claimed that Fire Chief Thomas Thorn smacked her on her bottom in front of 2 other firefighters.

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Pennsylvania Assistant Chief Charged With Sexual Assault of Junior Firefighter

An assistant chief in Pennsylvania has been charged with having sex with a junior firefighter in his department. Kenneth Steiner has been charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a communication facility, disseminating explicit sexual material to a minor, and corruption of a minor.

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Virginia EMS Provider Sued for $3.5 Million Over Sexual Assault

A Virginia EMS provider is facing a $3.5 million suit brought by a 22-year old who claims she was sexually assaulted during a transport by a paramedic who was twice investigated for similar misconduct. Regional One, Inc. is accused of negligent hiring and negligent supervision of former paramedic Keith Edward Dean, currently serving a life plus 20 year sentence for sexually assaulting the woman.

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Texas Chief and Assistant Chief Charged in Hazing Sex Assault: Shades of Shreveport

The scope of the Ellis County Emergency Services District 6 sexual assault hazing incident just widened with word that the fire chief and assistant fire chief were arrested today and charged with witness tampering. Fire Chief Gavin Satterfield, 31, and Assistant Chief Billy Getzendaner, 34, were arrested this afternoon because they reportedly instructed the victim and involved members not to discuss the incident with authorities.

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Texas Firefighters Charged in Hazing Incident

Five Texas firefighters have been charged by police in regards to a hazing incident of a new recruit. The incident occurred in Ellis County Emergency Service District Number 6 last January and reportedly involved a sexual assault using a sausage

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Canadian Chief Guilt of Sexually Assaulting Subordinates

A Canadian fire chief has been convicted of sexual assaulting three of his subordinates in the fire station. Robert Bennett, who was the fire chief of the Fort St. James Fire Department in British Columbia, was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault in the BC Supreme Court. He is to be sentenced next week.

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Louisiana Chief Fired For Slapping Butt of Female Firefighter

A Louisiana fire chief has been terminated and is facing criminal charges for slapping a female firefighter on the butt during a fire prevention program at a local school. Fire Chief Michael Arnold of the Eunice Fire Department was terminated earlier this week by the Eunice City Council. The incident reportedly occurred on October 9, 2014.

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Firefighters Claim Sexual Harassment by US Forest Service

A group of seven current and former US Forest Service firefighters have filed a wide-ranging complaint alleging sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and gender discrimination. The complaint was filed last month with the US Department of Agriculture, the parent agency of the US Forest Service.

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Lewdness Charges Dropped Against Tucson Captain

The lewdness charges brought against a Tucson fire captain for allegedly harassing a subordinate were dismissed last week. The Pima County Attorney's Office dropped three misdemeanor charges against Captain Roger Tamietti last Monday. The charges were brought after paramedic firefighter ...

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