Charges Expected Today in Firefighter Enticement Case

Charges Expected Today in Firefighter Enticement Case

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Charges are expected to be filed today against the fire official accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a minor.

54-year-old Dennis Steadman remains in the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of enticing a minor over the Internet. He's being held on 50-thousand dollar bail.

He was arrested on Wednesday during an undercover operation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Steadman is a battalion chief for the Unified Fire Authority. He's been put on administrative leave while the U-F-A conducts its internal investigation.

The agency said its "deeply concerned" by the events surrounding Steadman's arrest and is fully cooperating with the attorney general's office in its investigation.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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