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Commission votes to terminate EFD firefighter who had been charged with rape

Michael Loveless (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail) Michael Loveless (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The Evansville Fire Merit Commission voted unanimously to terminate an Evansville firefighter who had been charged with rape.

After a special meeting Thursday morning, the commission voted 5 to 0 to terminate Michael Loveless.

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Loveless was on trial for rape, criminal confinement, intimidation, and battery.  He pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness and his other charges were dropped. 

Loveless had been on non-paid administrative leave since last year.

We had a crew at the hearing and we'll have more about it tonight on 14 News.

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