Kamron Barnaby, a former firefighter at the Hygiene Fire Volunteer Department in Boulder County who was charged with raping multiple women and resigned from the department in lieu of termination, has now had a female coworker at his new department complain about his behavior, records obtained by 9NEWS show.
Boulder County Sheriff's Office detectives told 9News that Barnaby raped two fellow Hygiene firefighters on the job multiple times -- and assaulted the teenage daughter of a coworker who was at the firehouse to complete high school volunteer hours. A fourth woman also told detectives the Hygiene Fire captain sexually assaulted her at a cabin belonging to the then-assistant chief of the department, an arrest affidavit said.
Despite the allegations, Barnaby was allowed to keep his job, at least for a while.
Hygiene Chief Cody Trevithick told 9News that he wanted to follow the recommendation of the department's investigator and fire Barnaby for breaking protocol, but said he was talked out of it by the assistant chief and overruled by the agency's board of directors.
"Looking back at it, I should've pulled the chief card and said 'he's gone," Trevithick told 9NEWS.
Barnaby was allowed to resign on his own and keep his job at neighboring Mountain View Fire Protection District. MVFPD officials we unaware of what had taken place at Hygiene.
A spokesperson for the Mountain View Fire Department said it does not comment on personnel matters or internal investigations, but documents obtained by 9NEWS show a female firefighter there complained about his behavior a year and a half after he left the Hygiene department.
"I think he has boundary issues with women," the woman said, according to the documents.
The woman told an external investigator MVPD hired to that during a medical call, Barnaby and other male firefighters left a female patient's chest "fully exposed."
"Later at the station, the guys had discussions about how attractive this woman was and what a hot body and a cougar," the woman said, according to documents.
During an exit interview with a female firefighter in the summer of 2022, Hygiene Chief Trevithick reported that she accused Barnaby of sexual assault. A deeper investigation turned up several more accusers.
In May 2023, Trevithick fired the assistant fire chief who he said "begged" to allow Barnaby to resign. He cited "conduct that violated the district's code of ethics," in the termination letter.
When Barnaby was arrested in April, Mountain View put him on administrative leave without pay. He resigned a day later.
He's now charged with 11 counts and is due in court on Dec. 20 for an arraignment hearing.