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Former Assistant Fire Chief for the Altoona Fire Department Acquitted

The former Assistant Fire Chief for the Altoona Fire Department was acquitted in a child sex assault case against him.

Matthew Detrich was charged last year.

He was accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl from 2014 to 2016.

A Blair County jury acquitted Detrich of all charges including statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

The Blair County DA’s office says quote:

“We respect the decision of the jury and will continue to fight for victims to get justice.”

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