The sex scandal in the Columbus Division of Fire keeps growing, as a third firefighter at Station 17 is accused of improper conduct.
10tv broke the story of the first investigation last July.
Investigators found Firefighter Marc Cain conducted a year and a half long sexual relationship inside Station 17.
In November, we broke the story of a new investigation into whether a Battalion Chief had an inappropriate relationship with a female firefighter.
That investigation continues.
The latest investigation is focused on a firefighter whom 10tv is not naming because the investigation is ongoing.
Its focus: an allegation of "inappropriate interaction involving (the firefighter) and a civilian visitor(s) at Station 17".
The source of the allegation: an interview with a fellow firefighter as part of the investigation into a Battalion Chief who used to oversee Station 17.
The firefighter told investigators: "He was sneaking girls into his bedroom. We would come back from runs and a vehicle would be parked and the cops would ask us who is the girl crawling through the windows?"
Investigators asked "So there was a girl going through (his) bedroom window... in the back of the station?"
"Yes," the firefighter responded. "The cops would ask and they would ask who is coming in the doors at 2:00-3:00 in the morning."
Asked whether anyone else witnessed women in his bedroom, the firefighter says, "We would always see her car. We would come back from runs 2:00-3:00 in the morning and her car was parked and we had a
fire one night and she was there at the station. People have computers. They have cash. She could go through that whole station and nobody knew really who she was."
"So what was done about that?" investigators asked.
"That's what I'm saying...It seemed like certain people were trying to get away with whatever they could get away with there. That's when the Marc Cain thing started happening."
"So you think they took advantage of the lack of supervision?" asked investigators.
The firefighter responded: "They took advantage of the lack of supervision that was at Station 17"
Asked who was aware, the firefighter says a Lieutenant was informed and confronted the firefighter. "...said 'are you bringing girls in after hours' and he said 'no'. It kept happening and we told him again. Finally we had a big pow-wow…ugly pow-wow at the kitchen table and everybody told (the firefighter) to leave. He finally left."
He says after being confronted, the firefighter was transferred to another station.
The investigation of Marc Cain found him guilty of dishonesty, insubordination, and failure of good behavior.
Fire Chief Greg Paxton is still deciding his fate.
Paxton has declined comment on all investigations until the process is complete.