COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — A former chief of the Coventry Volunteer Fire Association and a lieutenant have been charged with sexual assault on allegations they had sex with teenage members of the department.
Joseph Carilli, the ex-chief, was charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Carilli, who is 53, was held on $500,000 bond.
His lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Lt. Joe Fragoso was charged with second-degree sexual assault. The 35-year-old Fragoso was released on $250,000 bond. He did not immediately return a call.
Police say the two men had sexual relations with teens in the department’s junior firefighters program. Youngsters between the ages of 14 and 17 participate in training, emergency calls and public education.
Carilli was chief from 2006 to 2012 and also was the department’s training officer