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Plainfield fire chief steps down following sex assault investigation against son

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PLAINFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Plainfield's fire chief has stepped down after accusations surfaced that his son sexually assaulted a teenage cadet.

Ralph Wells made the announcement on Wednesday after a meeting, according to officials.

However, he has not excused himself from the company.

Deputy Chief Larry Loomis was appointed as the interim chief. 

Kevin Wells, 27, a fire captain, was arrested late last month and charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old junior member.

The investigation remains active.

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