Firefighter charged with sexual exploitation of a child
A 33-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, firefighter has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after he allegedly solicited sex from someone he thought was 15.
Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree says that Devin Rich turned himself in Friday and is being held in the Wyandotte County jail on a $100,000 bond.
Dupree says the person Rich solicited was actually an undercover FBI agent. Dupree says some of the communications occurred when Rich was on duty.
A court date has not been set.
Rich's attorney, John Duma, said he would not comment on the case.
The fire department said in a statement Friday that Rich was an eight-year veteran of the department and has been suspended without pay since April.