VFD chief accused of online solicitation of a minor

August 29, 2010 8:20:07 PM PDT
There are serious allegations against a chief of a local volunteer fire department. Allen Marcotte, chief of the Punkin-Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department in San Jacinto County, is accused of trying to have sex with a girl he found on Facebook. Sheriff's deputies arrested Marcotte early Friday on a charge of online solicitation of a minor.

A 16-year-old says Marcotte got her number off her Facebook page, sent her obscene texts and tried to get her to meet him to have sex.