GALENA, Mo. (AP) - A former southwest Missouri fire marshal has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he was training to become a firefighter.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 43-year-old Michael Creswell is jailed in Stone County on $100,000 bond. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
The probable cause statement says the former fire marshal for the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District told the trainee that she had to have sex with him to complete her training. The woman told authorities she had sex with Creswell at her house. But she said that when she told him to stop, he didn't.
The woman says Creswell also groped her and made sexual comments. She quit going to training classes because she did not want to be around Creswell.
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