An assistant fire chief in central Utah has been charged with rape in a second case

(Photo courtesy Utah County Jail) Austin James Corry

The assistant fire chief of central Utah’s Kanosh has been charged with rape in a second case stemming from his time at the department.

Austin James Corry, 26, was charged Wednesday with one count of felony rape. The new filing comes from a second victim, two months after he was charged with raping a fellow firefighter whom he supervised.

Both of the victims say Corry assaulted them at the Kanosh Fire Station.

In the newest allegation, a woman says she was delivering cookies to Corry there sometime in November 2016. When she got to his office, he locked the door behind her, according to a probable cause statement, and then attacked her.

“The victim told him to stop several times before and during the encounter, but the defendant ignored her,” the charges state.

In the case filed in September, a fellow firefighter says in 2015 Corry asked her to help with equipment maintenance and then raped her in the back seat of a firetruck despite her attempts to push him off and repeatedly saying “no.” A short time later, she says, he attacked her again at the fire station.

He groped and sexually assaulted her several other times, she reported.

Corry was arrested then and charged with two counts of rape, two counts of object rape, five counts of forcible sexual abuse and five counts of sexual battery. He was also put on administrative leave by the fire department.

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