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Volunteer firefighter arrested on statutory rape charge

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SPRINGFIELD, TN (WSMV) -

A man was arrested on one count of aggravated statutory rape in Robertson County last week.

According to the Robertson County Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Joseph McQuiston confessed to having a sexual relationship with a juvenile female.

Investigators say most of the sexual contact happened at the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, where McQuiston works as a volunteer firefighter.

McQuiston was booked into the Robertson County Detention Facility on Sept. 16. He was released on $5,000 bond.

The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department issued the following statement on its Facebook page:

"The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department is cooperating with authorities during the investigation of a former Volunteer, Joseph McQuiston.

McQuiston is not an active member of the department and has not been active since July 2005. He is not on the roster for the department, and had been dropped due to inactivity years ago.

The alleged incident took place at the Maxey Road Station 3 of the PleasantView Volunteer Fire Department.

'We are taking this situation very seriously and are in the process now of evaluating our security system for all stations,' explained Fire Chief PJ Duncan. 'When volunteers leave us, it's hard to get their uniforms and keys back, this situation highlights our vulnerability to this and we are working to find a solution that will improve this system.'"

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