Springfield Twp. firefighter indicted on sexual abuse charges


A former Springfield Twp. firefighter instructor accused of sexually abusing multiple teen boys over several years has been indicted.

Jonathan Scott Monroe of Springfield has been indicted on charges of rape, gross sexual imposition, three counts of sexual battery, three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and compelling prostitution.

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He showed up to the Springfield Police Division in April and allegedly confessed to assaulting multiple teenage boys he met through the cadet program at the fire department, according to court records.

The charges involve four victims — who now are 15 years to 17 years old — under whom he had authority as their training instructor.

Monroe resigned from his position at the fire department by sending an email to the fire chief on April 6, Springfield Twp. Trustee Tim Foley said.

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A Clark County Grand Jury also returned the following indictments:

Marshall A. Hall, 34, 2740 Conastoga St.: Two counts of domestic violence.

Cody Johnathan Hatfield, 24, at large: Robbery.

Daniel Lee Crim, 29, at large: Receiving stolen property.

Virginia May Hennis, 31, 1726 Tarimore Drive: Endangering children.

Antone Maurice Youngblood III, 22, 913 Drexel: Two counts of aggravated robbery.

Calvin V. Mitchell, 46, 415 E. Liberty St.: Failure to comply with order or signal of police officer.

Robert Jeffrey Hartman, 52, 825 E. High St.: Robbery.

Joe Kelly Frederick Gohl, 21, 1730 Rutland Avenue: Discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.

Dennis Baisden Jr., 66, 2034 N. Hadley Road: Two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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