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Connecticut Firefighters Arrested for Sex Slavery

One of the suspects works with the fire department's youth program.

A current and former firefighter from the West Haven Fire Department were arrested, accused of forcing a 12 year-old boy into sex slavery in Vermont until he was 25, according to a spokesman for the West Haven Police Department.

Vermont State Police arrested Frank Meyer, 39, and Brett Bartolotta, 42, in Ludlow, Vermont on Wednesday after a sting operation in which the victim wore a wire.

Police said the firefighters bribed the boy with money and gifts, including a dirt bike and a hunting bow, since 2001 to get him to perform hundreds of sexual favors over the 12-year span.

Two weeks ago, two volunteer firefighters from Coventry were arrested, accused of having sexual relations with members of the junior firefighter program, a program for teens between 14 and 17 years of age.


I have a feeling this story will get much bigger. Others are involved. Trust no one with your children !!

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sad and tragic

We know what Sandusky got. What will these guys get?

Many fireman on the public dole that I hear about are morally degenerate so this is probably the tip of the iceberg. The whole operation should be privatized or volunteer.

With all the sprinkler systems and building codes, most of the calls are probably for vehicle accidents.


Looks like these creeps were volunteers.

"Meyer is currently a volunteer firefighter for the West Haven Fire Department..."

"Bartolotta was a former volunteer firefighter for the department several years ago..."

"Two weeks ago, two volunteer firefighters from Coventry were arrested... Joseph Michael Carilli, 55 of Coventry...
Joe Fragoso, 35 of Coventry..."
(bold emphasis mine)

I watched the video

The firehouse is closed down. How pervasive is this? These two were arrested and two weeks earlier two more at a fire station 50 miles away. They were all affiliated with children's groups, go figure.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

the day some douche tries to sell me a sex slave

is the last day of their life.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Hmm...makes you think doesn't it?


"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix



"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain