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Columbus Firefighter Accused of Sex at the Station Placed on Administrative Duty

COLUMBUS (Kate Liebers) -- A Columbus firefighter is likely to be fired after allegations of illicit sexual activity at the station, according to a Columbus Division of Fire release.

Firefighter Marc Cain was placed on administrative duties after Fire Chief Gregory Paxton charged him with dishonesty, insubordination and failure of good behavior.

The specifications of these charges accuse Cain of having sexual intercourse with an 18-year-old woman on the Fire Division property while on duty. The actions allegedly took place "on many occasions" between September 2011 and April 2013.

Cain has been on administrative duty since Friday, Jan. 17. Paxton recommended in writing to the Public Safety Director that Cain be fired.

Placing the firefighter on administrative duty -- a non-station reassignment to the Division of Fire Headquarters -- is protocol in similar situations, according to a division spokesperson.

The case now awaits the Public Safety Director Office's final review. Director Mitchell Brown is to make the final decision, which the division is expected to follow.
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