Fountain Fire Department employee accused of sexual assault

Crime

FOUNTAIN, Colo. — A Fountain Fire Department employee is facing sexual assault charges, according to police.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said Dustin Vornholt of Englewood was arrested Tuesday by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with felony sexual assault and misdemeanor assault.

The alleged assault was reported to CSPD in September.

CSPD said Vornholt has been placed on unpaid administrative leave from the fire department.

Fountain Fire Chief Maxon issued the following statement regarding the 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.”

CSPD is asking anyone who may have been a victim of Vornholt, or has information that could help the investigation, to call them at 719-444-7000, or call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).

A photo of the suspect was not immediately available.

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