Earlier this week, police said they arrested an employee with the Houston Fire Department, charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl.
Brandon Ramirez, 27, allegedly contacted a 14-year-old girl through an online chat platform and used the application to send nude photos and videos of himself to the minor.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Ramirez and the girl met three times, with he and the girl reportedly engaging in sexual activities during a March 2017 meeting.
Authorities said the girl later made a statement to the HCSO Child Abuse division detailing the encounters and conversations between she and Ramirez.
A day after his arrest on Saturday, a spokesperson with the Houston Fire Department told local media outlets fire officials relieved him of his duties.
Ramirez is reportedly being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court this week.
This is a developing story.
Houston firefighter Brandon Ramirez, 27, relieved of duty following sexual assault of a child charges. He’s accused of meeting a girl b/n the ages of 14-17 online, then having a “sexual encounter.” In TX a child under 17 can’t legally consent. @Fox26Houston pic.twitter.com/XmOoS82W2E
— Sally MacDonald (@SallyMacFox26) December 18, 2017