A longtimeĀ Atlantic City Fire Department captain was indicted Wednesday on multiple sexual assault charges involving a teenaged girl.

The 13-count indictment alleged that Roderick Knox, 44, of Egg Harbor Township committed various sexual acts on a 15-year-old girl who was in his care on multiple dates in August 2010, according to an Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office news release.

The incident was reported to the Department of Youth and Family Services, which then contacted the prosecutor's office.

The charges include first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact.

Knox was arrested Feb. 18 by the prosecutor's office Special Victims Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

Knox, an 18-year veteran of the Fire Department, was taken into custody in February at Fire Station 5.

Conviction of a first-degree offense can result in a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $200,000 fine; a second-decree crime up to 10 years and a $150,000 fine and a third-degree offense up to five years and a $15,000 fine.

Sarah Watson

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