Ex-Firefighter accused of having sex with minor

MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A 15-YEAR- OLD GIRL.

JACOB RUCH WAS A FORMER NEW HAVEN FIREFIGHTER AND U.

S.

NATIONAL GUARDSMAN.

WANE 15'S KAITOR KAY JOINS US WITH MORE ON RUCH.

KAITOR? ONE OF RUCH'S FELLOW GUARDSMAN HAD NOTHING BUT STELLAR THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HIM.

NEVER SENSED ANYTHING CREEPY OR DEVIANT ABOUT HIM.

SO THE NEWS OF TODAY'S CHARGES WAS A SHOCK TO HIM.

WHERE AS RUCH'S SOON TO BE EX-WIFE SAYS THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME HE CHEATED ON HER.

A FORMER NEW HAVEN FIREFIGHTER AND U.

S.

NATIONAL GUARDSMAN – FACING MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY HAVING SEX WITH A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS, 28-YEAR-OLD JACOB RUCH ADMITTED TO THE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP.

THE VICTIM TOLD POLICE THAT SHE MET HIM ON THE SOCIAL APP, SNAPCHAT.

SHE ALSO REVEALED THAT THEY SHARED NUDE PICTURES OF EACH OTHER ON THE APP.

THESE EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN THE SUMMER OF 2018.

THE VICTIM SAID SHE AND RUCH HAD SEX AT HER HOUSE IN THE LIVING ROOM WHILE HER PARENTS WERE ASLEEP.

ALL OF THESE DETAILS COMING AS A SHOCK TO XAVIER PORTER, WHO SERVED WITH RUSH IN THE GUARD FOR 6 YEARS.

"WHEN I SAW THAT I WAS HONESTLY IN SHOCK.

HONESTLY PART OF ME WAS LIKE THERE'S NO WAY.

THERE'S NO WAY.

IT CAN'T BE RU.

A LOT OF US CALL HIM RU.

AND IT WAS.

AND IT'S REALLY DISAPPOINTING AND DISHEARTENING TO SEE THAT.

" IT'S NOT THE RUCH HE REMEMBERS.

"THE GOOD PERSON THAT HE WAS, THE KINDHEARTED, FUN, OUTGOING PERSON THAT HE WAS.

" PORTER IS NOW THINKING OF ALL THE HEALING THAT WILL HAVE TO TAKE PLACE.

"IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION WITH BOTH PARTIES.

I DON'T FEEL BAD JUST FOR HIM OBVIOUSLY.

HE MADE HIS OWN CHOICES.

I ALSO FEEL BAD FOR THE VICTIM AND HER FAMILY.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF TIME FOR HER, JUST COMING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY TO WORK PAST WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND I TRULY HOPE THEY CAN.

I HOPE HE CAN WORK PAST HIS PROBLEMS AS WELL AND BECOME A BETTER MAN.

" WE SPOKE BRIEFLY WITH RUCH'S WIFE TONIGHT.

SHE REVEALED THAT RUCH HAS CHEATED ON HER MULTIPLE TIMES.

FINALIZED THIS WEEK.

KAITOR KAY, WANE 15, NEWS.