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Fountain firefighter arrested for sexual assault


Last updated 10/8/2020 at 4pm

A member of the Fountain Fire Department has been placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest in a sexual assault case in Colorado Springs.

In September, the Colorado Springs Police Department received a report regarding a sexual assault. The suspect was identified as Dustin Vornholt of Englewood.

Throughout the course of their investigation, CSPD detectives discovered enough evidence to obtain an arrest warrant. Vornholt was taken into custody by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 6 for sexual assault (a class 4 felony) and third-degree assault (a class 1 misdemeanor).

Fountain Fire Chief Maxon provided the following statement regarding this incident:

“We take this situation very seriously and have a responsibility to keep our department members safe. Firefighter/Paramedic Dustin Vornholt was placed on administrative leave as soon as this situation was brought to our attention. We want to thank the Colorado Springs Police Department for their work, and we are cooperating with them as this investigation continues. The Fountain Fire Department has great men and women, and we will continue to move forward and serve our citizens while the justice system runs its course in relation to this situation with Firefighter/Paramedic Dustin Vornholt.”

CSPD asks that anyone who has additional information, or possibly was victim to the suspect, please contact (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1 (800) 222-8477.

Vornholt has been placed on unpaid administrative leave, per the Fountain Fire Department.


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