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Five Volunteer Firefighters In Texas Arrested For Sexual Assault In Alleged Hazing Incident

A sixth volunteer was arrested for taking photographs and recording the attack.

Posted on April 7, 2015, at 2:20 p.m. ET

Six volunteer firefighters in Waxahachie, Texas, were arrested Monday on charges stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a trainee, Fox 4 News reports.

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The six suspects belonged to the Emergency Services District 6 (ESD6) Volunteer Fire Department.

The alleged attack happened in January and may have been in connection with a hazing incident. The arrest warrant affidavit says the group, after failing to find a broom to assault him with, sodomized the victim with a chorizo sausage.

#BREAKING: Affidavit says firefighters held down victim, pulled down his pants and sexually assaulted him at fire station. @NBCDFW

Video of the incident shows the alleged attackers laughing and yelling. The affidavit says the victim threw up after the incident and was then forced to run outside the firehouse nude.

#BREAKING: One person videotaped the events. Affidavit says 6 people arrested can be seen on video yelling and laughing. @NBCDFW

A representative of the Ellis County Jail confirmed with BuzzFeed News the names and ages of those arrested. Keith Wisakowsky, 26; Casey Stafford, 30; Preston Peyrot, 19; Alec Miller, 28; and Blake Tucker, 19, were charged with aggravated sexual assault, with a bond set at $75,000.

In addition, Brittany Parton, 23, was arrested with improper photography or visual recording. Her bond was set at $25,000.

Stafford, Wisakowsky, and Parton have been released.

It is unclear how long each of the perpetrators have been affiliated with the ESD6, though according to his Facebook page, Miller has worked there since 2011.

The department also announced a recruitment last month.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the Ellis County District Attorney for more information.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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