(Bowling Green, OH) A former Wood County firefighter will face a rape trial next month after rejecting a plea deal.
25-year old Jay Caldwell of Luckey will face 18 felony counts when goes on trial in late January, including rape, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition.
Prosecutors say the former Troy Township firefighter and paramedic requested or engaged in sexual activity with several minors he came in contact with on the job. Caldwell also was employed with the Toledo fire department for a time, but resigned from both jobs.
Wood County prosecutors offered Caldwell a plea deal and would have dropped half the charges, but he refused the offer.