Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas
A couple of months ago, we wrote a
blog about the Ellis County Volunteer Firefighter Department. This morning,
eight people from the sexual assault were indicted by the grand jury.
The volunteer firefighters were arrested back in April due to a sexual
harassment/hazing incident having to do with a chorizo sausage and a broomstick.
records, the hazing was recorded by one of the suspect's girlfriends on her
cell phone and the firefighter chiefs told them to keep quiet and delete
Today, five of the ex-firefighters Keith Edward Wisakowsky, Casey Joe Stafford,
Preston Thomas Peyrot, Alec Chase Miller and Blake Jerold Tucker were
all indicted on the charges of aggravated sexual assault or attempted
aggravated sexual assault based on who participated and who was just there
and didn't report it. Wisakowsky's girlfriend was indicted with
the same charges for allegedly filming the assault. In addition, the two
men in charge of the firefighter station at the time of the incident (Chief
Gavin Satterfiled and Assistant Chief Billy Getzendaner) were indicted
today as well with first-degree felony charges for tampering with a witness.
According to reports, the two men knew about the hazing and the video
but urged the men to delete the video and not say anything to authorities.
convicted the men facing aggravated sexual assault charges, which is a second-degree
felony, could face two to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice with a fine not to exceed $10,000. Moreover, if the men convicted
of attempted aggravated sexual assault, which is a third-degree felony,
could face two to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
with a fine not to exceed $10,000. If the two chiefs are convicted, they
could face five to 99 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
(which is a first-degree felony) with a fine not to exceed $10,000.
This is an interesting case and will be interesting to see if it goes to
trial. What do you think?
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