A ranking member of the
Pascoag Fire Department was arrested and charged with indecent exposure
after allegedly exposing himself to a female member of the volunteer
The individual filed a
complaint with the department against Fire Captain Adam Lee several days
after the alleged incident which took place on March 27.
Lee, 33, turned himself
in when a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arraigned on charges
on Tuesday and released on personal recognizance.
Fellow firefighters tell ABC6 the woman was out celebrating
with her fiancé, who is also a volunteer firefighter, after passing the
test for her EMT license. Somehow the two ended up at Lee's Main St. apartment where police say he exposed himself to them.
As of Friday night Lee
remains on the job. The fire district board is divided on whether to
suspend him. The deciding vote was never cast because the chairman
resigned, instead. The board is planning an emergency meeting, but so
far no date has been set.
Lee would not come to the door to answer ABC6's questions.
"I'd like to see these
charges not founded. In my heart that's what I would like to see. If
they are then I would like to see us [the department] take some sort of
an action to make sure this never happens to another firefighter in
Pascoag again," said Capt. Harold Carter of the Pascoag Fire Department.
Lee is also named in a sexual harassment lawsuit involving another female firefighter. That case is still pending.