Former coventry fire chief gets 10 years for sex assault charges

Joseph Carilli
Joseph Carilli

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — Coventry’s former fire chief was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a junior female firefighter.

Joseph M. Carilli received a 20-year prison term, suspended after 10 years, and 10 years’ probation, according to the Court Clerk of Rockville Superior Court.

Carilli was charged with sexual assault, risk of injury, tampering with a witness and other offenses related to allegations he had a sexual relationship with a junior department member that began when she was 15. Carilli had said nothing happened while the girl was underage, and that he was never in a position of authority over her.

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