(STURGIS) – A Sturgis firefighter has been arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct.
After opening a felony investigation, the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department arrested a Sturgis fireman Tuesday on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. The information originated from an alleged inappropriate relationship with a youth.
The Sturgis Department of Public Safety says they were made aware earlier this month of a firefighter who allegedly violated Departmental General Orders. The firefighter was placed on non-paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Sturgis Department of Public Safety says they anticipate the investigation will be completed later this week and a decision will be made regarding the status of the firefighter.