N.Y. firefighter found guilty of sexually abusing Uber driver
Watervliet Firefighter Edward Rolfe was suspended with pay for over three years before losing his job
By Leila Merrill
WATERVLIET, N.Y. — Watervliet Firefighter Edward Rolfe was found guilty Wednesday of misdemeanor forcible touching and sex abuse, plus harassment. He was on trial for sexually abusing an Uber driver in 2019, News10 reported.
Rolfe may face up to a year of jail time.
He was a lieutenant with the department at the time of the assault, and at that time, he was suspended without pay. A source told News10 that after 30 days, his suspension continued and his paychecks resumed. He was suspended with pay for nearly four years.
Rolfe lost his job after being convicted, News Channel 13 reported.