Ex-NC Firefighter sentenced on child molestation charge

Ex-NC Firefighter sentenced on child molestation charge

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 19 at 7:31 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- A former Winston-Salem firefighter has been sentenced to up to five years in prison on charges that he molested a teenage girl for three years. 

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/12p2CbS) that 38-year-old Reco Madwell Eaton of Winston-Salem entered what's known as an Alford plea to a number of sex charges. An Alford plea does not admit guilt, but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction. 

Eaton was charged with five counts of second-degree sexual offense, three counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and several other sexual offenses. 

He is accused of molesting the girl from 2007 to 2010.  

Eaton will have to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison. 

He was hired as a firefighter in 2009. He was fired in July.
 

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