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Firefighter accused of assault resigns


June 14, 2019

Following the airing of a Fox 21 news story about a backlog of rape kit investigations in Duluth and the success of related prosecutions, an unnamed Cloquet Area Fire District firefighter is no longer on the job.

The firefighter, age 29, was not named in the Fox 21 report, which detailed two different sexual encounters that he claimed were consensual and which the women said were not. In one of the cases, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted, telling investigators that she eventually complied with the man because he wasn’t going to leave until she did.

Because the St. Louis Attorney...

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