OH: Firefighters Accused Of Making Sex Tape In Firehouse Leave Department

Arthur Dean and Deann Eller. City of Akron photo.

AKRON, Ohio (CBSNews) —   Akron officials say one firefighter has resigned and another won’t be allowed to return to work after they were suspended without pay for making a sex tape on city property. The city of Akron released a statement Friday (June 22) saying provisional fire Lt. Deann Eller resigned and that her partner, Lt. Arthur Dean, will remain on unpaid leave pending final discipline and is not “eligible for continued service” with the department, CBS affiliate WOIO-TV reports

An attorney for the couple told WEWS-TV that the pair were hacked and the videos were streamed online without their permission.

Eller and Dean worked at separate fire stations. The station where the sex tape was made hasn’t been identified.

Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker said they were suspended after the the station received an anonymous tip that the pornographic videos had been posted online, WOIO reports.

Tucker had called the allegations “shocking and distressing” and said the allegations bring “unwelcome dishonor and embarrassment to this department and this city.”

“I know this department, and this is not who we are,” he said. “As chief I will never condone or tolerate any behavior that violates the trust the public places in us.”