A former firefighter in New Hampshire is accused of the ongoing sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl with disabilities for more than five years, police said.
According to authorities, 42-year-old Joshua Gilbert sexually assaulted the girl from 2012 to 2017. The girl was 15 years old when it started. Gilbert was a firefighter in New Market, New Hampshire.
Gilbert was arrested in the spring on one count of sexual assault, officials said.
The indictments stated the girl had a disability that made her incapable of consent, but it did not detail what condition the victim had.
Authorities also said Gilbert had reason to believe that the girl had a disability.
Gilbert is no longer employed as one of the town’s two full-time firefighters, officials said.
Gilbert is facing 10 to 20 years in prison on each count if he is convicted, authorities said.