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Since April, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue has been dealing with accusations of firefighters having sex inside fire stations. Despite the fire chief’s claim after the initial scandal that cameras would be installed in Las Vegas fire stations, there are brand new allegations.
You may recall that Capt. Richard Loughry was arrested in April on charges that he had sex with a 15-year-old prostitute at Station 47. This prompted a former AMR EMT to claim she had sex with firefighters at least 50 times in 13 different stations.
Now the Las Vegas Journal-Review says it has a document showing the department is looking into claims that a firefighter had sex with a woman inside Station 9 in August and that the whistleblower claimed he has been told by supervisors that he’s the problem.
The investigation, confirmed by the city Wednesday, comes amid inquiries from the Review-Journal about an Aug. 21 incident at Fire Station 9 in northwest Las Vegas. The allegations were made by a fellow firefighter.
“I did what we have been instructed to do, but now I am being threatened by captains and being portrayed as the problem,” the whistleblower wrote in the document. “The entire situation is proof of the culture that exists. If you report these types of issues, you will be bullied, intimidated and threatened.”
At one point, as the whistleblower went up the chain of command with the allegations, one fire captain told him to “shut the f—- up,” the firefighter wrote.