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“The Arc Caddo-Bossier says it will not allow former Shreveport firefighter Billy Glass to perform community service or work with the intellectually disabled people the agency serves.”
“Billy Glass, a former Shreveport firefighter accused of abusing a mentally-disabled man at Fire Station No. 8, and of hiring a prostitute for another intellectually challenged man, pleaded guilty today to both charges.”
“Judge Ramona Emanuel sentenced him to 90 days of unsupervised probation on the misdemeanor prostitution count and one year of supervised probation on the felony cruelty charge. He must also pay a $25 fine, attend AIDS counseling, sensitivity training and work with intellectually disabled people.
Glass, 38, entered a so-called Alford plea, meaning he maintains his innocence but concedes the evidence in the case would reasonably result in a guilty verdict against him.”
“Federal and state officials are investigating three Shreveport firefighters who allegedly abused two middle-aged disabled men, got them drunk and watched as at least one of the men had sex with a woman.”
“The 50-year-old is accused of failing to report that an intellectually disabled man was being abused at Fire Station 8 and of trying to conceal the hiring of a prostitute for another mentally challenged man at the same fire station.”
In another article, it was reported that Glass would attend sensitivity training at the ARC. The district attorney is quoted there:
As a part of the deal, Judge Ramona Emanuel added her own requirement: Glass will enroll in a year of sensitivity training with The ARC of Caddo-Bossier, though The ARC has yet to confirm participation.
“The District Attorney’s Office not only has the obligation to uphold the law, but it also has an obligation to do so in a way that we think benefits the community,” assistant district attorney Dale Cox. “I think, in this case, it would benefit the community.”