Former Coventry Fire Chief Pleads Guilty

VERNON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ A former Coventry fire chief pleaded guilty Friday in Rockville Superior Court to having an ongoing sexual relationship with a girl who was in the junior firefighter training program and was 15 at the time.

Joseph Carilli, 54, of Coventry, who taught the program, pleaded guilty in a deal that calls for 8 to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years probation. He’ll receive no less than eight years in prison.

The girl told police Carilli got her pregnant and paid for an abortion. Carilli admitted to the relationship, but said she blackmailed him, saying that the girl said she would tell the department about his previous sexual assault conviction.

Carilli sent a letter from jail telling the girl he hadn’t broken any laws and to tell the court that information.

He pleaded guilty to charges including sexual assault and tempering with a witness.

He’s set to be sentenced in Rockville Superior Court May 23.


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