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New Charges Against Former Fire Chief

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Joseph Carilli (Courtesy Coventry Police)

Joseph Carilli (Courtesy Coventry Police)

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COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) _ A former chief of the Coventry Volunteer Fire Association is facing more criminal charges after the victim of an alleged sexual assault received a letter from prison.

The Journal Inquirer of Manchester reports  the teen’s father gave the letter to police in April. In it, Joseph Carilli allegedly writes that he needs the girl to rescue him.

The 53-year-old was charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor in February after police say he acknowledged having a sexual relationship with the former junior firefighter.

Carilli has said nothing happened while the girl was underage, and that he was never in a position of authority over her.

The new charges include witness tampering, violating a protective order and harassment.

Carilli is due in court June 7.
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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

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