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Bellmore Fire Department cadet program advisor arrested for having sex with an underage female cadet

Parke and Clay County deputies arrested 55-year-old John Staggs on Thursday night.

Posted: Aug 16, 2019 12:39 PM
Updated: Aug 16, 2019 5:19 PM

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Rockville man is facing two counts of child seduction.

Parke and Clay County deputies arrested 55-year-old John Staggs on Thursday night.

Staggs is a cadet program advisor at the Bellmore Fire Department.

According to court documents, Staggs had a sexual relationship with a juvenile fire cadet.

He reportedly initiated a game of 'hide and seek' at the firehouse to have sex with the female.

During a search of his home police also seized a number of electronic devices as evidence.

Staggs remains in the Parke County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond.

LINK | FULL STATEMENT FROM THE BELLMORE FIRE DEPARTMENT 

In a statement, representatives from the Bellmore Fire Department said Staggs was terminated from the department. You can see that full statement below. 

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