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Horny Firefighter Gets the Boot

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Claims “Wrongful Discharge”

A COLUMBUS, OHIO, FIREFIGHTER HAS BEEN fired by the FD following a lengthy  investigation into runaway romance that spilled into fire stations and other city properties.

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Marc Cain, 48, has been dismissed after being found guilty of “dishonesty, insubordination, and failure of good behavior.”  WBNS-TV reported:

It all stems from an 18 month sexual relationship with a young woman starting when she was 18.  She told investigators they had sex frequently inside Station 17 and at other fire division facilities.

She told them she had access codes to come and go from the building as she pleased, and that she rode on station medics and emergency equipment.

A months-long investigation bore out her claims.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the report says he lied about doing so and continued to defy orders from his superiors to stop.

The report also states he sent a picture of his genitals to the woman from his cellphone while he was on duty. Cain, 48, was married when he began the affair with the woman, who was 18 when it began.

In January he was recommended for termination by Fire Chief Greg Paxton and on Friday Safety Director Mitchell Brown upheld that ruling.

There may be more disciplinary actions following Cain’s if other allegations made by FD members are found to be true.  In an earlier article posted by WBNS-TV they reported,

But according to new documents obtained by 10tv, one firefighter claims Cain wasn’t the only one violating rules of professional conduct at Station 17.  In his words: “The Chief was doing it…it’s accepted behavior.”

The firefighter told investigators a female firefighter spent a great deal of time with the Battalion Chief at the time.

“Behind closed doors and with the doors open,” he said. “That would include her bedroom….she was in his bedroom on multiple occasions.”

He compared it to the behavior he witnessed with Cain.  He said, “You cannot go after Firefighter Cain without discussing this Chief ****** situation because they are identical.”

The Columbus Dispatch added:

The investigation implicated some of Cain’s superiors in a potential cover-up. On Tuesday, The Dispatch reported that Battalion Chief Gerald C. Birkhimer likely will be suspended for six weeks and demoted for contributing to the cover-up.

Also yesterday, John C. Wilt, a Columbus fire captain who has been with the department for 29 years, left the division.

It is unclear whether Wilt, who was investigated in 2012 in the disappearance of $5,000 from a fire department fund, resigned or retired. In a letter to the city, Wilt wrote that he was retiring, effective on Monday.

Paxton had recommended that Wilt be suspended and demoted, said Amanda Ford, spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Public Safety.

WBNS-TValso filed this video report:

Cain has already appealed to the Civil Service Commission, citing “unfair treatment, unfair punishment, wrongful discharge and lack of evidence.”

Thanks to the Gnome Handler

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