GRANGER TWP — Township trustees unanimously decided Monday night to terminate fire Lt. Brandon Quinn, who was convicted last month on sex-related charges.
On Jan. 12, a jury found Quinn guilty on two counts of gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and nine counts of gross sexual imposition, fourth-degree felonies.
Quinn was accused of having sexual conduct with a child younger than 13 between January 2007 and June 2012.
Following a brief executive session Monday, trustees Richard L. Pace, John H. Ginley and Teri A. Berry approved the resolution to fire Quinn.
The resolution read in part: “The Granger Township Board of Trustees determines that Brandon Quinn’s conduct rises to the level of conduct unbecoming of an employee of the public service, immoral and improper conduct under the code of ethics, malfeasance and gross immorality and finds there is just cause to immediately dismiss Brandon Quinn from his service as a firefighter/EMT for the Granger Township Fire Department and does dismiss Brandon Quinn, effective immediately.”
Quinn, who is being held at the Medina County Jail awaiting sentencing, was not represented by counsel at the meeting.
As required by Ohio Revised Code, Quinn was made aware of the charges of misconduct made against him by trustees and given an opportunity to respond to them.
Quinn, who had been on unpaid leave since June, is scheduled to be sentenced March 15 before Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier.
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