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New charges in case of firefighter accused of traveling to have sex with minor

Posted at 11:53 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 16:10:39-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- New charges have been filed against a firefighter accused of driving from Pennsylvania to Chesterfield to have sex with a 10-year-old.

Federal court records confirm that earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Brian Kosanovich on one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, and one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse with children.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning.

Kosanovich was arrested in February outside the Chili's restaurant at Chattanooga plaza in Midlothian. Investigators said he used a social media app to strike up a relationship with someone he thought was a mother willing to let him engage in sex acts with her and her daughter. Kosanovich was actually interacting with an undercover member of the FBI Richmond's Division's Child Exploitation Task Force, according to a criminal complaint.

Kosanovich works for the Pittsburgh fire department. He was removed from duty and put on unpaid leave pending the investigation.