PITTSBURGH, PA (KTRK) --A volunteer fire chief faces charges after a 16-year-old boy says he was sexually abused by the man for years.
Sean Leffard, 35, is accused of first touching the boy when the victim was only 12 years old.
Leffard, who is chief of the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Company in White Oak, near Pittsburgh, allegedly allowed the boy's family to move into his home after the victim's father had a stroke.
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The victim says he slept in Leffard's attic, where his alleged abuser also moved after the family took up residence with him, WPXI reports. That is where Leffard allegedly began inappropriately touching the boy.
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According to a criminal complaint, the boy told police Leffard also gave him multiple high-end gifts, including a fishing boat and an ATV. He believes it was meant to keep him silent.
Leffard awaits arraignment in the Allegheny County Jail.
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