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Thu August 9, 2007
Fire Chief Resigns Over Accusations
Laramie, WY – The Campbell County fire chief accused of sexually assaulting a teenage cadet has resigned from his job.
Gary Scott is being held in the Platte County jail at Wheatland after waiving his preliminary hearing and choosing not to contest his detention during a hearing in Cheyenne.
Federal Magistrate William Beaman ordered the 52-year-old Scott to remain in custody without bail.
Scott was arrested last week and charged with transporting a minor across state lines with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity.
In ordering Scott detained, Beaman said that Scott posed a flight risk and a danger to the community.
According to a police affidavit, the victim told investigators Scott sexually assaulted him repeatedly several years ago during trips associated with a cadet program Scott established for 12 to 18 year olds interested in firefighting.
Scott was hired as fire chief in 1991.