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Firefighter accused of having sex slave involved with children's organizations

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WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

The West Haven volunteer fire captain arrested last week in Vermont for allegedly having a child as a sex slave for more than 10 years is back in Connecticut.

Frank Meyer and former volunteer firefighter Brett Bartolotta, 42, who now lives in Vermont, were both charged in the case.

Police said the two men sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy thousands of times over a 13-year period.

Meyer's full-time job is a 911 dispatcher with the city of West Haven; however, officials will not comment on his status with the city at this time. 

Meyer is currently on administrative leave at his volunteer fire position, which is under the Central Fire District in West Haven that is not run by the city.

In West Haven, Meyer was best known for running the Spring Street Fire House. However, it was closed right after the fire chief learned of serious charges involving Meyer. 

Eyewitness News has learned Meyer was also on the board of directors for the West Haven Community House, which is a nonprofit that primarily helps children with things such as preschool and daycare.

The board president told Eyewitness News that Meyer was responsible for fundraising and governing the facility and it was not his job to interact with children.

Parent Amber Hughes said it's unacceptable to have Meyer on the board.

"It worries me because I have children and I would not want him anywhere near my children," she said.

The board president told Eyewitness News that he is asking for Meyer to be removed from the board.

Meyer was also a registered adult with the Boy Scouts of America because he ran the Explorers, which is a group for young teens interested in firefighting careers.

His status with the Boy Scouts has been revoked.

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