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    Former firefighter gets 20 years for child molestation
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A former Peachtree City firefighter has
    been sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting boys he
    supervised in a firefighting education program.
    Edward Wayne Ferguson, 39, pleaded guilty to child molestation,
    attempted child molestation, sexual exploitation and sexual
    battery. Superior Court Judge Chris Edwards also sentenced Ferguson
    on Monday to 10 years probation.
    Ferguson had run the Explorers program at the Peachtree City
    Fire Department since 1999. After a complaint by a parent last
    summer, sheriff's deputies searched his residence and found
    videotapes of Ferguson having sex with some of the boys he
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    That's sick! He deserves more than 20 years, if you ask me.
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    i remeber when this was posted and it was sayin he was being arrested for molesting, now he is being sentenced. i think they should lock his @$$ up longer than 20.

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    i think they should give some explorers a few minutes with an axe and him so they can get even but thats just me. lock him up for good. he is going to get his in prison, i'm sure his cell mate will just love him.
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    Thats pretty low. What he did is a discrace to the entire fire service. That kinda stuff should not be tolerated and he should be locked up for good. Its that kinda s*** that can really hurt a department. Right?

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    o yes that can hurt a dept b/c if it got out to the community then they could question the dept and say what kinda ppl do u have in there, then ppl would stop supporting the fire dept cuz they have child molesters in there.also the parents could file a lawsuit against the fire dept.

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    That is the most sickening thing i have ever heard. to think of it that would be the most disgusting thing if my advisor (which is my brother in law) did stuff like that.
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    dang sick screw
    he might have made parents not want kids to do exploeres or make ff's look like sick people.
    get a hose and tie it up 5" to his boys and let it rip
    "wait for.....it wait for it....your all so so so so fake"
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    Yes,something like that makes you cry,lets just cut his d...off,I wish I could put my hands on that knife.It is a shame,but not for the department!However,today you hear every day,priest-molester,teacher-molester,but firefighter?This is the first one for me!!!I just wish,I never had to hear it!

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    I wish i never heard of a firefighter molester either. that will put a shadow over the job, which makes me mad because people finally started to remember there is such a thing as a fire dept because 343 of our brothers died. now this sick person tarnished the name of the job. hopefully people understand it is only that sick puppy (hopefully he is the only one) in the fire dept.
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    Gentlemen,

    I understand your frustration and concerns regarding this incident. As an advisor to an Explorer Program I am deeply disturbed when I read this kind of negative press. This should be a lesson to all of you to not get too comfortable with your advisors and to question them if they seem to cross moral, legal, or ethical lines.

    Take a few minutes to talk about this issue with your parents, your advisor and anyone else you'd like to. When talking with your advisor, ask him/her to request from their Exploring Executive the "Youth Protection" program be presented at a meeting in the near future. It has guidelines for preventing this sort of thing from happening. Also, check out the Exploring Web page: www.learning-for-life.org It has a link for Exploring, then Fire Exploring. You will notice that Explorers are not mobilized as individuals, but rather as a Post with proper supervision. This language is there to keep people out of these situations and identify early on anyone who may be committing this offenses.

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    LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) - A volunteer firefighter who served as an adviser to a Boy Scout Explorer post was arrested Tuesday on four counts of sodomy involving minor boys, police said.
    The incidents occurred in both the town and village of
    Lancaster, said police, without releasing details.
    Robert Voelker, 45, of Amherst is a member of the Town Line
    Volunteer Fire Co. in the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster. The former
    Lancaster resident had served as an adviser to the Boy Scout post
    run by Rural Metro Ambulance service, where he was formerly
    employed, officers said.
    Police said the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy
    Scouts assisted with information on the investigation.
    Voelker appeared before Town Justice Timothy Dwan and Village
    Justice Paul Bumbalo Tuesday and was released on $2,500 bail. He
    could not be reached for comment because he has no phone listing.

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    Why would someone do that? i just dont get it.

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    Does anyone stop to think that we put may have to put our lives on the line for people of such mental demention.
    never forget 343 FDNY
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    normal people spend their life's avoiding intense situations.....a fireman's life is an intence situation.

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    Like when there is a fire and a person is inside and they have molested there kids? is that what you mean?... Because, yes, i truly understand that there could be a mass murderer inside of a burning building, or even a person who might have ran over my brother while he was riding his bike and left him for road kill. but getting that person out is what firefighters do. it shouldent matter what they have done in the pase when they are suffocating(sp)on smoke, or being crushed inside there car. its a totally diferent matter when a kid is going to get the experience of an explorer program and he ends up being raped from having to go and save a person who has raped someone from dying.

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    that is just wrong!!! this guy should be sent away some where not put in jail where WE pay for him to have 3 meals a day,a place to sleep,and running water and so on.

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    i dono... he should have to pay for his jail time, and if they cant pay we kill them?? how would that work? or how bout the people who sue him have to pay off his meals in jail? im against what they do but do we kill them because we have to pay for there sh*t? i dont want to pay as much as the next guy but the money has to come from somewhere, and the gov. doesnt want to pay so we get stuck with it

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    i never said anything bout killing the guy just sending him out of the country.

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    even though molesting someone is a serious crime there are others that are by far worse i think if your going to kill a molester then you should kill all those murderers and drunk drivers and other low lifes.or just put them all in one big @$$ warehouse and kill em all at once so then the jails will be a little less crowded for a little while.

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    saves the tax payer money im sure their go for it

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    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Police arrested the leader of a
    training program for aspiring firefighters for allegedly having sex
    with three female group members over the past two years, police
    said Tuesday.
    Antonio Scott Graham, who headed the Palo Alto Fire Department's
    Explorer program, was arrested at his cottage in Los Altos Hills on
    Friday. Graham, 28, was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail on
    four charges relating to sex acts with children.
    Graham, who is known as Tony, started the Explorers group while
    he was still in high school in 1995. When a makeshift bomb exploded
    at Gunn High School in 1994, the American Red Cross heralded him as
    a hero for helping students who were injured in the explosion.
    But after one of his alleged victims contacted authorities, Palo
    Alto detectives executed a search warrant at Graham's home, police
    said. Detectives are still working on determining the length of
    time Graham had relations with each girl, said Police Chief Lynne
    Johnson.
    Nik Kaestner, who knew Graham at Gunn, said he was passionate
    about his work in the emergency medical technician club in high
    school.
    "He was very pro-active in wanting to help students and that
    continued after high school, all on his own time," Kaestner said.
    "That's why it's so surprising."
    Graham coordinated the fire department's Explorer program, which
    trains teenagers to be firefighters, from 1998 to 2002, and
    returned as coordinator about four months ago. The program is run
    by the Pacific Skyline Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and
    has members who range in age from 14 to 21, said a council
    official.
    Graham also works as an emergency medical technician for
    American Medical Response, police said.
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    The informal justice system that resides within our prisions will take care of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WannabeintheFD
    Why would someone do that? i just dont get it.

    This is a very good question without an answer - There are people in this world that are in positions that they shouldn't be. This usually stems from improper back-ground and / or physcological evaluations when one joins a Fire Company. -- As badly as alot of places need Volunteers they simply take them in off the street with nothing more than a basic interview. All of these molesters didn't just get the way they were over-night or after they became "firefighters" they have had thier ill passion for preying on children and young adolesent people for years but it either isn't detected or hidden real well until something as disgusting as these actions takes place.

    The general public often time perseves volunteer firefighters and even us career guys as drunken idiots, arsonists, law breakers, and now sexual preditors. I personally don't think it will ever end -- Another Black Eye for the Fire Service.

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    Doesn't the Queran call for uh stern measures against pedophilia?
    Since it's not PC to discuss using a shotgun,8 shells and a bucket of hot tar to keep him from bleeding out until he's had a chance to think it over,maybe another country could do what some of our judges don't have the stomach for.
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    i never said anything bout killing the guy just sending him out of the country.

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    It is a sad fact of life that bad things happen to good people. Unfortunately, the Fire (and Police) services are high profile, and when it happens in our houses, it becomes news. Yes, this is completely unacceptable behaviour, and the punishment does not always fit the crime. Being aware of your surroundings, and the reporting unwanted advances or activities that make you uncomfortable to your Chief Officer is critically important. But don't let the actions of a very few people lessen your experiances as an Explorer. Consider how many Fire Departments in this country have a program, and the thousands of advisors that are doing a GOOD job. These few individuals do NOT exemplify the Fire Service Explorer Program! We need to focus on the benefits of the program. Is it a black eye for the Fire Service? Perhaps, but if you were not involved in your Fire Department, would you have read the article? My sense is, that outside the community where these miserable excuses for human life lived, few are aware. This just underscores the fact that we need to actively market the Fire Department to our communities. We need to write articles on what we accomplish. Report on our "save", not our "loss" after a fire. Get out into the community more, let them know who we are. They need to see us more than just as the people flying by on a fire truck. We need to counter this negative publicity.

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