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Former Bloomingdale firefighter indicted on 29 counts

Brad Hollenbach (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office) Brad Hollenbach (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

A Chatham County grand jury on Wednesday indicted former Bloomingdale firefighter Brad Hollenbach on 12 counts of child molestation and seven counts of aggravated child molestation.

Bloomingdale police say Hollenbach, who headed up the city's junior firefighter program, targeted members of that program.

According to the indictment, Hollenbach allegedly tried luring one boy to his home by offering to buy him any firefighter equipment he wanted and he also provided underage boys with marijuana, cocaine and alcohol and offered to buy one victim firefighter equimpent in exchange for sex.

Also included in the indictment are eight counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor, one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes and one count of aggravated assault.

Hollenbach was dismissed in from Bloomingdale Fire in February when the allegations surfaced.

Bloomingdale Mayor Ben Rozier said the fire department checked Hollenbach's background when he was brought on as a firefighter and didn't find any allegations of abuse.

"It is extremely shocking to know that someone who has dedicated his life to supposedly saving lives and serving the community would act in such a manner," Rozier said.

Hollenbach also worked at the Port Wentworth Fire Department and volunteered for the Isle of Hope Fire Department.

He remains in the Chatham County Jail without bond. His next court appearance is June 23.

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