5 firefighters arrested in sexual assault of rookie

They bent the victim over on a couch, pulled down his pants and sexually assaulted him with a sausage

The Dallas Morning News

ELLIS COUNTY, Texas — Five volunteer firefighters in Ellis County are accused of using a sausage to sexually assault a man at a fire station in January.

The alleged incident occurred Jan. 20 at the Emergency Service District 6 Volunteer Fire Department in Waxahachie, Texas Rangers spokesman Lonny Haschel said in an email.

Court records say the laughing men initially tried to use a broomstick for the deed, which was videotaped on a cell phone. But then one of them said, “I have something better” and retrieved a chorizo sausage from the station's refrigerator, the records say.

The victim reported the incident to authorities nearly two months later, on March 31.

Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, officials arrested Keith Edward Wisakowsky, 26; Casey Joe Stafford, 30; Preston Thomas Peyrot, 19; Alec Chase Miller, 28; and Blake Jerold Tucker, 19. They were booked into the Ellis County Jail and charged with aggravated sexual assault.

Another person, 23-year-old Brittany Leanne Parten, was charged with improper photography or visual recording.

An arrest warrant affidavit states Tucker, Stafford and Wisakowsky bent the victim over on a couch, pulled down his pants and sexually assaulted him with a sausage.

The affidavit states that the victim crawled into a nearby bathroom to shower and clean up, but someone took his clothes from the bathroom.

When the victim went to look for his clothes, Tucker took the victim’s towel and forced him to cover up with his hands, the affidavit states.

During their investigation, the Texas Rangers learned that Parten had taken cell phone video of the incident. The involved firefighters were seen yelling and “laughing with excitement” in the video, according to the arrest affidavit.

The investigation is ongoing, Haschel said.

The fire department did not immediately respond to requests seeking comment.

Wisakowsky is a lieutenant in the department and has volunteered there since 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Miller, also a lieutenant, was named Officer of the Year last year, according to the fire department’s Facebook page.

A woman who answered the phone at the Ellis County fire marshal’s office said the office has worked with the District 6 fire department but does not directly oversee the department.

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