UPDATE: Columbia Firefighter Out on Bond After Felony Arrest

7 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, July 07 2011 Jul 7, 2011 Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:23:00 PM CDT July 07, 2011 in News
By: Jake Schlegel and Peter Terpstra

COLUMBIA -A Columbia firefighter is out on bond Thursday after an arrest Wednesday for suspicion of sexual exploitation of a minor. Joseph B. Roush was released on $100,000 bond.

According to Public Relations Officer Latisha Stroer, Roush is accused of touching the bare breast of a 15-year-old family member. He is also accused of taking lewd photos and exposing his genitals to the family member.

The incident was reported July 4 at around 11:45 p.m. Roush was taken into custody July 5 at around 6:20 a.m.

According to Columbia Police Department, after being arrested, Roush admitted his involvement in the incident.

A counsel status hearing is scheduled for July 12 and the preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 20.

 

 

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