DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 15-YEAR OLD BOY

NAYZE MEDIA (STAFF)

LOCAL: FOLCROFT, P.A.

Cover Photo Courtesy: 6 ABC Action News

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Deputy Fire Chief of the Folcroft Fire Department, 28-year old, Matthew Bateman, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year old boy at the firehouse. A 6 ABC Action News report said the victim told police that Bateman kissed and inappropriately touched the teen numerous times during the summer.

PHOTO: 6 ABC ACTION NEWS

The teen reportedly worked at the fire station as a junior firefighter during the summer. Bateman admitted to kissing the teenager, but denied any inappropriate touching.

Bateman is currently being held at an undisclosed jail on $750,000 bail. He is reportedly facing numerous charges related to the incident. Bateman’s preliminary hearing is set for January 12th, 2023.

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