UK Firefighter Charged With Filming Female Colleagues in Shower

A firefighter with the London Fire Brigade has been charged with voyeurism for secretly filming female colleagues as they showered at work. The firefighter, identified only as a 32-year old male, is also facing charges of sexually enticing girls under the age of 13.

According to the BBC, the firefighter has been suspended from the department, and will be terminated if the charges are sustained. MyLondon is reporting that several female firefighters have been granted leave by city due to the “horrific” incident. The incidents reportedly occurred in 2020-2021 and were investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

My London quoted a colleague of the accused firefighter as saying “He’s the last person you’d expect to be accused of something like this. It’s sent shockwaves throughout the fire service in London.” The accused as reportedly been released on bail. More on the story.

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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