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Firefighters face contributing to minor's delinquency charge

Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of 12 months in jail


Associated Press

STRASBURG, Va. — Six volunteer firefighters in Virginia have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Area news outlets report that the six members of the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department were arrested over the weekend after a Virginia State Police investigation.

A search warrant unsealed last year showed that the firefighters had been accused of gang raping a 17-year-old girl, videotaping the assault and sharing it on social media.

Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of 12 months in jail. The charge can include consensual sex acts with a minor aged 15 or older.

According to court documents, the girl said she was drunk and felt intimidated by the firefighters and that the sex wasn't consensual.

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