Ky. FF-EMT accused of sexually abusing coworker at firehouse

The suspect has been terminated and charged with first-degree sexual abuse


By Laura French

LUDLOW, Ky. — A Kentucky firefighter-EMT was fired, arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse after allegedly undressing a coworker and touching her genitals against her will at the fire station.

Elijah Mays, who was terminated from the Ludlow Fire Department following the accusations, was arrested on March 23 after the coworker reported that he touched her as she repeatedly said “no” and tried to leave, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The coworker told police Mays had locked the door to the room before the incident and wrapped his arms around her to prevent her from leaving.

Elijah Mays was terminated from his role as a firefighter-EMT at the Ludlow Fire Department and charged with first-degree sexual abuse after allegedly touching a coworker's genitals against her will at the firehouse.
Elijah Mays was terminated from his role as a firefighter-EMT at the Ludlow Fire Department and charged with first-degree sexual abuse after allegedly touching a coworker's genitals against her will at the firehouse. (Photo/Kenton County Detention Center)

It was not reported whether the coworker was also a firefighter or EMS provider.

Mays was arrested just hours after the incident reportedly occurred. He was released on house arrest on Tuesday and his next court appearance is scheduled for May 12.

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