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Fountain Fire Department member charged with sexual assault

Posted at 6:58 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 20:58:05-04

A member of the Fountain Fire Department has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, they "received a report regarding a sexual assault involving a member of the Fountain Fire Department" in September.

During the investigation, CSPD detectives discovered enough evidence and obtained an arrest warrant for Dustin Vornholt of Englewood, Colorado. Vornholt was arrested on Oct. 6 and charged with sexual assault and third degree assault.

Fountain Fire Chief Maxon released the following statement regarding the recent arrest:

“We take this situation very seriously and have a responsibility to keep our department members safe. Firefighter/Paramedic Dustin Vornholt was placed on Administrative Leave as soon as this situation was brought to our attention. We want to thank the Colorado Springs Police Department for their work, and we are cooperating with them as this investigation continues. The Fountain Fire Department has great men and women and we will continue to move forward and serve our citizens while the justice system runs its course in relation to this situation with Firefighter/Paramedic Dustin Vornholt.”

This is a developing story and News5 will update you as more information becomes available.