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Former Richland Township Firefighter Pleads Guilty To Child Molestation
Updated August 29, 2017 8:04 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMFIELD) - A former Richland Township firefighter pleaded guilty to child molestation and was sentenced to 13 years in prison, with three years suspended.

According to Greene County Superior Court documents, 38-year-old Adam Carver of Bloomfield will serve 85 percent of that sentence, meaning he will spend 8.5 years in prison.

Carver was arrested on preliminary charges of two counts Class C felony child molesting and a Class A felony child molesting where the child is under 14 years old, in June 2016, after the mother of the child filed a complaint with police.

Carver blamed the child's mother for "brainwashing" the child and stated the child was mentally handicapped.

The child does not currently live in the state, but said the incident happened during a visit to Carver's residence a year or two before.

Det. Michael Keeton with the Kentucky State Police contacted Greene County Department of Child Services Family Case Manager Jim Dwyer with the initial complaint in October 2015. In November of last year, the Kentucky detective interviewed the mother of the child and the victim.

The child allegedly told police about the incident because she "just needed to get it out of [child's] system."

In December 2015, Carver blamed the child's mother for "brainwashing" the child and stated the child was "mentally handicapped." He allegedly told investigators the child's mother may have been "telling her so much and the child is believing, yeah, he did this."

Later in the interview, Carver stated concern about his explaining sexual acts to the child in a supposed effort to protect the child, and that may have caused some confusion.

The probable cause states after asking Carver if he showed the child his genitals, he said yes, but was trying to educate the child.

"Well, yeah in the bathroom. I said this here, I said if you see this here, if any guy tries to get you to do anything, you know, grabbed her hands, I mean I had her and I said don't let them do this," the report states.

The investigators asked at any point during the conversation if the child actually touched his genitals, and he said no at first. He later said, "As far as I know. I mean, I would never dream of doing anything like that."

Carver later agreed to a polygraph test, which was taken last month. The probable cause states he ultimately admitted to the allegations, but the act in question lasted "20-30 seconds to a minute." He also allegedly told the polygraph examiner "he thought it was wrong, so he stopped."

Carver was immediately terminated from the Richland Township Fire Department following the allegations.

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