A firefighter in Austin, Texas is under police investigation for allegedly luring a woman into a city vehicle before sexually assaulting her.
The firefighter -who has not been named or charged at this time- is on unpaid leave while the investigation continues, local station KVUE reports.
The entire investigation stems from statements from a woman who claimed she was left stranded on the roadside following an altercation with a passenger in her car earlier this month. Shortly after the passenger made off with her keys, the firefighter pulled up behind her with his emergency lights on and assisted her in retrieving her keys.
Following the incident, the firefighter reportedly lured the woman into his city vehicle, drove her to a building and sexually assaulted her.
The woman told police that the firefighter told her “that she needed his help and that if she knew what was good for her, she would allow him to help her because she was in a lot of trouble… You’re going to help me relax, and I’m going to help you.”
This is AFD’s second criminal investigation involving one of their members, with another firefighter allegedly putting recording equipment in the women’s locker room of a fire station.