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TWO OFFICERS IN THE COVENTRY, Connecticut, Volunteer Fire Association were arrested Wednesday and are scheduled to be arraigned on charges relating to sexual assaults on minors in the department.
Carilli (left) and Fragoso
Former Fire Chief, and now Training Officer, Joseph Carilli, 53, is being charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Joe Fragoso, 35, is charged with second-degree sexual assault. Both of them voluntarily surrendered to the police after learning there were warrants issued for their arrests. Carilli will be arraigned today and Fragoso is scheduled for arraignment on February 27.
Both men are members of the Coventry Volunteer Fire Association, which is commonly referred to as the South Coventry Fire Department. Carilli was chief of the department from June 2006 to November 30, 2012. He then became the Department's Training Officer. Fragoso has been a fire lieutenant with the department since June 2012.
Police said their investigation found that both men had sexual relations with members of the department's Junior Firefighter program. Police also said the Coventry Volunteer Fire Association current leadership cooperated with the police investigation.
Carilli resigned Sept. 27, 2012 after an investigation by Coventry police into allegations that he used graphic language when speaking to female employees at a Dunkin' Donuts store on Main Street in Coventry.
A store manager and two workers said Carilli on several occasions used language that made them uncomfortable, a town official said. The town council subsequently sought Carilli's resignation.
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