Seven On Admin. Leave As Arrest Count Rises
AS OF TUESDAY MORNING THE ARREST count has risen to four of the seven Shreveport, Louisiana, firefighters that have been placed on administrative leave. All of the seven are assigned to Station 8 and have been implicated in a prostitution procurement scandal of a particularly ugly premise.
KTBS-TV is reporting that late Monday afternoon Jason Vaughan, 34, voluntarily surrendered to police who are investigating the growing scandal that expects to have still more arrests ahead. Vaughan is the truck engineer at the station.
So far the highest ranking firefighter to be arrested is Captain Derrick Harris, 50. Two other firefighters, Clint Richardson, 26, and Billy Glass, 37, have been arrested also and all four have been charged with "cruelty to the infirm and principal to prostitution."
The charges stem from an in-station activity that may have occurred more than once where the participants hired a prostitute and brought her into the firehouse where they enticed a mentally retarded man to have sex with her while they all watched the "performance."
KTBS-TV Ch. 3 has the details in this video report:
The investigation has uncovered that these escapades have going on for many months, perhaps years, and involved at least two mentally handicapped people. The video above includes some disturbing photos of one of the many tricks pulled on the victims.
Additional charges are pending and more participants will probably be charged.
Firegeezer will be updating this story as more information comes forth.
Hat tip: C. M.
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