Former Fla. fire chief convicted of sexual abuse

Judge immediately sentenced him to life in prison


By Curtis Krueger
The Tampa Bay Times

LARGO, Fla. — The man once chosen to lead and reform Clearwater's Fire Department was convicted Friday of sexually abusing a teenager for nearly half of her 19 years.

Former fire chief Jamie Geer, 58, dressed in a business suit for perhaps the last time, was found guilty of sexual battery, lewd or lascivious battery and unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

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