‘MOLEST’ FIREFIGHTER SUSPENDED
Richard Vitale, a 35 year old firefighter, is accused of sodomizing an 11 year old girl. He has been suspended without pay, and will face departmental charges. Vitale, of Staten Island, was arrested March 28 and charged with numerous crimes, including committing a criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child. In addition to sodomizing the girl, whom he knew, Vitale once ran cold water on the victim's naked 8 year old brother. Vitale was released on $20,000 bail.