Thea Digiammerino

Former West Thompson Firefighter Charged with Sexual Assault

A former lieutenant with the West Thompson Fire Department has been arrested on accusations he sexually assaulted junior member of the department, who is a minor.

Connecticut State Police said that 21-year-old Dylan Hamill of Woodstock is accused of having sexual contact with a junior member of the fire department multiple times.

The West Thompson Fire Department said that Hamill resigned from the department in May, and had not been an active member since December 2016.

The department did conduct its own internal investigation of the sexual assault accusations but said the claims were unfounded.

“I can confirm at no point were any Officers aware of any sexual assaults as alleged. An Official Complaint has been filed with the State Police regarding the investigating Troopers’ conduct during the investigation,” wrote West Thompson Fire Chief Mike Rivers.

Hamill turned himself into police on July 28. He was charged with second-degree sexual assault and was released on a $25,000 bond. He is due in court Monday.

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