Virginia Firefighters Charged Following Investigation Into Sex Allegations

Here is a follow-up to a story that broke last year. Six members of the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department have now been charged following a Virginia State Police investigation into an alleged gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl.

Strasburg Fire Chief Dale King, 36, Captain Christopher Pangle, 32, Nathan Hirschberg, 26, Fabian Sosa, 25, Andrew Key, 24, and Bradly Marlin, 21 have all been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The offenses are misdemeanors.

According to Fox 5, the sex acts allegedly occurred at three different locations including the fire station. There are further reports that videos of the incidents were taken and shared.

Dave Statter has alot more on this one.

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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