BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A former Bennington firefighter has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old junior firefighter in his department.
Thirty-two-year-old Shawn LaFountain, a former first assistant chief in the Bennington Rural Fire Department, pleaded guilty Thursday to sexual assault on a person younger than 16, a felony. In exchange, a second charge _ lewd and lascivious conduct with a child _ was dismissed.
The 15-year-old victim told police she had sex with LaFountain in December 2007 after the two exchanged explicit photos of themselves via cell phone and had other sexual contact.
Theres got to be more to this story than meets the eye.
"After the two exchanged explicit photos.."
At 15 you know what you're doing, when you snap the photo and click send on the cell. At some point you've got to be held acountable for your own dumb decisions.
I would be curious to find out if they had a falling out of sorts and she was mad. Or of she just kind of mentioned it in passing to the local PD and they just had their hands tied with the situation and had to investigate..
All this of course is not condoning the act, she was still 15 and he was old.. Still illegal, immoral, and wrong.
OMG That just Pi$$es Me OFF TO no extent He needed to be locked up but the girl needs her phone taken away for showing him explicit photos.. All that did was provoke him into the sexual assault How pathetic.
he was thinking with the wrong head for sure. i hate to see that the dept is going to have to overcome this mistake.... that just shows how much power a naked woman has...best of luck to the dept and the suspect...dont drop the soap