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Registered sex offender in small Pennsylvania town elected fire chief resigns

Registered sex offender in small Pennsylvania town elected fire chief resigns

43, a convicted sex offender, was reelected to serve as a Pennsylvania town's volunteer fire chief.

The Spartansburg Volunteer Fire chief, who was just re-elected into his position for 2018, is a registered sex offender for crimes he committed to a 4-year-old female victim.

"That was 20 years ago", Gilbert said.

Spartansburg is about 110 miles north of Pittsburgh, near the NY border.

"The firemen have always elected their own officers and that's how it's always been done, Mayor Wagner told the Journal".

Though the position is unpaid, a 2001 conviction for engaging in sexual intercourse with a 4-year-old girl is enough to convince many in the tight-knit community that he should be disqualified from the position.

Wagner said she and the volunteer firefighting department are aware of Gilbert's history. "I shouldn't be punished for the rest of my life".

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"I'm done with the fire department, altogether", said Gilbert. All I have done for 18 years is good things.

His victim's mother told the Corry Journal that Gilbert should not be in a position where he could interact with children and is outraged that the fire department and members of the community have allowed him to serve as a fire chief.

According to yourerie.com, Gilbert says he has made the decision because of concerns about safety for his family after they received death threats. "We don't question their decisions".

Gilbert said he has paid his debt to society and he doesn't believe he should have to pay any longer. "I spend every day helping people". "This man can not be trusted".

'I support the fire department and their decision to have him as chief, ' Wagner told The Corry Journal at the time.

'Why is he even allowed to work in a profession where children are taught to trust and turn to them?!?!


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