Sexual Assault Alleged in London Fire Station

A woman is claiming she was sexually assaulted in a London, England fire station following a Christmas Party on December 19, 2011. Scotland Yard is investigating the case that appears to involve two firefighter-colleagues.

The Daily Mail is reporting that incident may have involved off duty personnel who slept over at the station in South London following the party. Scotland Yard has confirmed that a male suspect in his 20s has been arrested, but the London Fire Brigade has not confirmed whether he is a firefighter or not…. well… sort of. The Daily Mail quoted a department source saying: “We don’t comment on matters involving individual staff members.”

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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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