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Alleged assault leads to arrest


Last updated 3/23/2021 at 3:26pm

A volunteer firefighter with the Hanover Fire Department has been arrested and suspended from work after allegations of a sexual assault.

On March 18, an El Paso County School Resource Officer received information of an alleged sexual assault. The victim, 18, named the suspect, Russel Shafer, 36.

Shafer’s Facebook page also lists one of his jobs as bus driver at Hanover Junior-Senior High School.

The EPSO Investigations Division detectives arrested Schafer and booked him into the El Paso County Jail on felony sex crimes. According to EPSO booking records, he has an initial court date on...

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