There's ANOTHER FLORIDA ONE who if he hadn't been arrested for SOMETHING ELSE would not have been caught at this one. Here I remind regular readers of my opinion that DNA is just as easily planted as PORN, CHILD PORN, DRUGS and HEATERS (very harlequin of me)
This guy's a 21 year veteran .. like George Lewis, murdering fireman, I'm sure he's innocent. Read the LAST SENTENCE.
It's NOT a matter of PUBLIC RECORD when one of these pigs is arrested. Maybe THAT is why we haven't heard of it in Tampa lately when their average is better than one a week until Tom Forward took over and Mayor Pam gave the edict ...
Former Jacksonville firefighter arrested; charged with rape
He is being held in the Duval County jail without bail.
Posted: April 21, 2010 - 11:38pm
By Dan Scanlan, Larry Hannan
A former Jacksonville firefighter has been charged with a rape that happened in 2006 while he was employed by the fire department.
Daniel W. Foote, 54, who was already on house arrest in another case, was arrested Wednesday and is in the Duval County jail on $300,000 bail, according to jail records.
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Tom Francis said the latest charges against the former firefighter are serious, and they will offer any the help the Sheriff's Office needs in the investigation.
"These revelations come as a shocking surprise and impugn his character to a degree no one could have possibly foreseen," Francis said. "The department is not aware of all the intricate details affiliated with this case, but whatever level of cooperation is needed from us is assured."
According to the arrest report, the victim was in her residence vacuuming in August 2006 when she turned around and saw a strange man standing in front of her. The man threw her against the couch, forced her into the bedroom and raped her.
Police, at the time, were unable to identify a suspect. But when Foote was convicted of a separate crime last year, police obtained his DNA. A database analysis came back this year linking Foote's DNA with the DNA taken from the rape kit in 2006, the arrest report said.
Foote, an engineer, was arrested in October 2009 after an undercover investigation into unauthorized visits to an inmate work crew he supervised.
He pleaded guilty in December to three counts of bribery and was sentenced to three years of house arrest and ordered to retire from the fire department. Other conditions included 1,000 hours of community service and electronic monitoring of his whereabouts. The house arrest was to be followed by two years of probation.
Foote, who had been a 21-year veteran with the department, had been charged with bribery, accepting unlawful compensation for official behavior and soliciting for prostitution.He was accused of soliciting sex from an undercover policewoman who visited an inmate as part of the scheme. But his plea agreement only included the bribery counts.
The Sheriff's Office would not release an arrest photograph of Foote, saying it wasn't public record