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    Boston Firefighter Charged With Rape of Child

    Samuel Perez Rosado, a firefighter in Boston, was arrested on charges of aggravated rape of a child.

    (Published Monday, May 14, 2018)

    A Boston firefighter has been charged with aggravated rape of a child and assault and battery.

    Samuel Perez Rosado, 38, of West Roxbury, was arrested on Friday by Boston police and arraigned Monday in South Boston Municipal Court.

    He is accused of the alleged abuse, over a period of years, of a child known to him, according to the Suffolk District Attorney's Office. The Boston Globe reports that the incidents took place between 2012 and 2017 and the alleged victim was between the ages of 12 and 16.

    Perez Rosado is being held on $50,000 bail and has been ordered to stay away from the victim and any witnesses and to surrender his passport and any firearms he may own.

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    The Boston Fire Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Perez Rosado is being represented by attorney Keith Nicholson. He is scheduled to return to court on June 13.

    The investigation by Boston police detectives and Suffolk prosecutors is ongoing.

    No further information was immediately available.

    This is just the latest in a series of recent scandals involving the Boston Fire Department.

    Over the weekend, the Boston Globe reported that the city has hired outside counsel to review how the department has handled harassment and discrimination allegations filed by women on the force.

    Last month, a Boston firefighter was placed on leave after he was charged with sexually assaulting a female firefighter on Jan. 14 at the firehouse on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

    A month earlier, another Boston firefighter was arrested for drunken driving just one day before he was scheduled to retire. Firefighter Sean Ingram allegedly called Massachusetts State Police troopers "Nazis" and "Nazi scumbags" as he was being arrested.

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