Missouri Man Impersonating A Firefighter Charged With Luring 12 Year Old to Motel

A Missouri man who was rejected from the St. Louis Fire Department’s hiring list, is accused of luring a 12 year old girl to a motel by telling her he was a firefighter.

Mark Bush has been charged with sodomy, statutory rape, child molestation and providing alcohol to a minor. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, Bush was rejected due to “Egregious personal, character and background issues.”

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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