Firefighter in Ulster County accused of raping a child

James Burriss is a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Plattekill Fire Department.

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2021, 7:30 PM

Updated 1,134 days ago

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A firefighter in Ulster County is accused of raping a child.
James Burriss is a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Plattekill Fire Department.
The 59-year-old was arrested earlier this month after a state police investigation alleged he sexually assaulted an underage girl.
Burriss is facing several charges, including endangering the welfare of a child and rape.
He's now on leave from the Plattekill Fire Department and is being held in Ulster County Jail on $5,000.


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