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Former firefighter found guilty of assault

SPOKANE, Wash. - A former firefighter who was fired for having sex with a 16-year-old girl in a city firehouse has been found guilty of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation in a case involving another 16-year-old girl.

Daniel W. Ross, 38, has been sentenced to a year in jail with 335 days suspended. He was also given two years probation.

Ross was accused of molesting the girl at his home in 2007 after buying her new bras and asking her to model them.

In the firehouse case in 2006, a 16-year-old contended she was raped by Ross while he was on duty. Ross contended the encounter was consensual and that he did not know the victim's age. No criminal charges were filed, in part because two police detectives who investigated ordered Ross to delete digital photos he took in the firehouse incident.

Ross was fired from his firefighting job.

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