Suspended KCK firefighter sentenced child exploitation case

Posted at 11:11 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 09:31:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A suspended Kansas City, Kansas, firefighter charged with sexual exploitation of a child pleaded guilty Friday in Wyandotte County court to lesser crimes.

Devin Rich, 34, was arrested after he allegedly engaged in sexually explicit conversations with an undercover FBI agent, who was posing as a 15-year-old.

Some of the communication took place on KCK Fire Department-issued electronic devices.

Rich was sentenced to one year of probation after prosecutors dropped the sexual exploitation charge and he pleaded guilty to three counts of computer trespassing.

As part of a plea agreement, Rich must undergo sex-offender treatment as well as treatment for alcohol abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Rich currently remains suspended without pay, according to a KCKFD spokesman.