Incident Commander at Historic Maui, HI, Wildfire Arrested for Abusing Girl

May 30, 2024
Battalion Chief Shawn Rogers, 52, is accused of sexually assaulting the 12-year-old girl for more than two years.

The incident commander at last summer's deadly historic Maui wildfire has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor.

Maui Battalion Chief Shawn Rogers, 52, was indicted by a grand jury last week, according to Hawaii News Now.

Rogers is accused of abusing the girl when she was about 12 years old, and continued for about two-and-a-half years, the station reported, citing court documents.

The 25-year veteran of the fire department surrendered to police upon learning about the indictment and warrant for his arrest. 

Maui Fire Chief Brad Ventura released the following statement: "We are deeply concerned about the allegations regarding one of our firefighters. Mr. Rogers is not scheduled to work this week, and we will continue to evaluate this situation as more information is available.”

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