Accusations of Sex With Minors Investigated at Virginia Fire Station

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    Three volunteer rescue workers from Spotsylvania County were charged with various crimes against minors. The sheriff's office says two paramedics and one firefighter had sex with minors inside a firehouse. News4's Kristin Wright reports. (Published Friday, Apr 25, 2014)

    A sex scandal at a Virginia fire station is under investigation by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

    Two volunteer paramedics and a volunteer firefighter are accused of having sex with minors in the firehouse.

    “The fact that these people were members of a county-sponsored organization makes it even more critical for us to investigate this thoroughly,” Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pearce said.

    Joseph Schlatter, a 45-year-old paramedic, was involved in a sexual relationship with 19-year-old medic Elizabeth Tosick, investigators said. They allegedly had sex at the station.

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    They allegedly asked a teenage girl to have sex with them.

    “It was determined that two of the volunteer rescue squad members, male and female suspects, had approached the juvenile and had asked the juvenile female to engage in sexual relations with them while they were on duty at the fire station,” Pearce said.

    Volunteer firefighter Albert Dunaway, 38, had sex with a different minor and asked her for pictures of herself naked, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators found child pornography on his home and work computers.

    Dunaway and Schlatter face possession of child pornography charges. Dunaway is also charged with two counts of electronic solicitation and carnal knowledge, while Schlatter is facing an indecent liberties charge. Tosick is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. More charges are expected.

    Tosick and Schlatter were arraigned Friday. Both were recognized recently for their volunteer hours.

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