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Suspension Recommended For Second CDF Official Implicated In Sexual Misconduct Case

A Columbus Fire Battalion Chief is facing discipline for his role in a firehouse sex scandal.Division officials yesterday found Jerry Birkhimer guilty of more than 20 internal violations in the coverup of firefighter Marc Cain's on-duty affair with an 18-year-old woman. Fire Chief Greg Paxton is recommending Columbus Safety Director Mitch Brown suspend Birkhimer for 30 days and reduce his rank to captain.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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