Chicago firefighter charged with running illegal erotic massage business at home
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Chicago firefighter is now accused of running an illegal erotic massage business out of his Northwest Side home.
The firefighter, 37-year-old Brendan Kennedy-Gasior is facing felony charges of promoting prostitution, according to the Chicago Police Department.
The charge could be upgraded because he lives within 1,000 feet of a school.
He is on non-duty medical leave, according to Larry Langford, director of media affairs and communications with the Chicago Fire Department.
Kennedy-Gasior was next due to report to work on Monday, which is when he will be placed on paid administrative leave pending possible termination, Langford said.
"The CFD Internal Affairs Division worked closely with Chicago Police detectives in this investigation. These are very serious allegations and do not reflect the standards of conduct expected of our members.The accused is currently on leave from active duty. CFD will continue to assist CPD in this investigation," CFD said in a statement.
Kennedy-Gasior was arrested but posted bail.
He has been with CFD since 2019.
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