Washington state firefighter accused of sexting with minor
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A South Kitsap Fire and Rescue lieutenant is accused of sending sexually-charged texts to a 15-year-old girl.
The Kitsap Sun reports that 49-year-old Richard Dean Christenson was charged on Tuesday with communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
The allegations were reported Monday to Kitsap County Sheriff's investigators after the girl's mother told a deputy she took her daughter's cell phone because the teen was "acting oddly" and texting while at the dinner table.
South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Guy Dalrymple said Christenson has been placed on administrative leave and the district is conducting an internal investigation. Christenson did not answer a call to his cell phone Thursday and a message said his voicemail inbox was full.