A high-ranking firefighter in Plainfield was arrested after claims of sexual assault from a junior member.
According to police, Capt. Kevin Wells, 27, was arrested at 7 a.m. on Thursday.
The victim, who is over 16 but under 18, told police that the incident happened inside the fire station, at least once, beginning in early April. The victim also claims it happened two other times somewhere else.
Police said they executed a search and seizure warrant at the Plainfield Fire Department on Norwich Road back on Aug. 10.
During that time, neighboring departments were put on notice with the help of Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications to cover the town in the event of an emergency.
Wells turned himself in on Thursday morning. Eyewitness News also learned that he is a paid firefighter with the Ledyard Fire Department. Wells father is the fire chief of Plainfield.
He was charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault.
Police said he was able to secure a $50,000 bond.
Wells was given a court date of Sept. 11 in Danielson.
Police said the investigation remains active.
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