No felony sex charges for Brookville firefighter

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Brookville firefighter accused of sexual contact with a teenage girl is not facing felony charges, however misdemeanor charges are pending.

A Montgomery County grand jury refused charges for Joshua Rawlins Thursday. He was arrested earlier this month, accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old.

The prosecutor’s office confirmed that the case through Montgomery County Common Pleas Court has been closed.

Misdemeanor charges will be filed tomorrow, according to Captain Tom Simon with Brookville Police. No additional information was released.

2 NEWS checked with the Brookville fire chief, who said Rawlins remains on administrative leave. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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