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Volunteer fireman faces online sex charges

Posted September 8, 2009

— Alamance County authorities on Tuesday arrested a volunteer firefighter from Richmond County following an Internet sex sting.

Allen Eugene Ivey, 39, of 1117 Avalon Drive in Rockingham, was charged with two counts of attempted indecent liberties with a minor and one count of felony dissemination of obscenity.

The Computer Crimes and Forensics Unit of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office launched an undercover investigation in May, with a deputy posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room.

Using information gathered in the sting, Rockingham police searched Ivey's home last Thursday, authorities said.

Ivey is a volunteer fireman with North Side Fire Department in Richmond County.


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  • Myword Sep 8, 2009

    I don't know, but that is one angry dude...don't give him a fire axe!

  • scottb Sep 8, 2009

    Ok so he was a volunteer firefighter, what relevance does that have to the story? Would he be more dangerous if he worked at a daycare but still volunteered?

    Archmaker, I feel your pain but can say every fire department I have ever seen does a criminal background check on each member. It is a shame the news media wants to give the fire service a black eye simply because it sounds better than saying he was a carpenter or whatever he did.

  • familyfour Sep 8, 2009

    Doesn't matter what he did for a living....or even that he was a volunteer....at the end of the day, he is a sorry excuse for a man.

    Sure they'll turn him right out so he can get back to his personal business.


  • archmaker Sep 8, 2009

    Why are they mentioning that he's a volunteer fire fighter? Did he solicit while he was on the job? Is fire fighting a position of authority that gives him access to children? Do we want to give all volunteer fire fighters a bad reputation? I think the next time I see a fire or a cat up in the tree I'm going to consult the sex offender registry before dialing 911.