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Miami Firefighter (and Calendar Model) Arrested for Downloading Child Porn at Station

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Alex Rousseau
Alex Rousseau, a Miami firefighter who has posed twice for the popular South Florida firefighters calendar, was arrested today for allegedly downloading child porn while at the firehouse.

FBI investigators say Rousseau has several videos of children participating in sexual situations downloaded on a laptop at Miami Fire Station 6.

He had downloaded some of the videos through a peer-to-peer file-sharing network while at the fire station.

"The city of Miami Department of Fire-Rescue has been made aware of an ongoing investigation and subsequent arrest involving one of our employees," Lt. Ignatius Carroll said in a statement. "Throughout this process our law enforcement counterparts have exhibited the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. The city of Miami Department of Fire-Rescue will continue to support investigative efforts. As with all open and active investigations, we are unable to provide further information at this time. We remain focused on our primary mission of delivering the highest level of service to our citizens."

Rousseau posed in the South Florida firefighters calendar in 2010 and 2012, and even appears in an icon for the calendar's iPhone app "Firemen 365" and in screenshots in the iTunes store alongside his twin brother:

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"They call me flasher," Rousseau says in a Q&A session on the app. "'Cause when I was a rookie I would get out of trouble by flashing my smile. Sometimes I would make my brother do it at the same time."

The 30-year-old is being held without bond. He's been with the department since 2007.

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josephin.sandelis001
josephin.sandelis001

It is disgusting to see our government make an example of a innocent, noble and loving young man who has served our community with honor by protecting us citizens from fires an deadly injuries. What makes me more sad is to see our judicial system of law treat him worst than murders and rapers who have the right to bail. Alex is caught up in a publicity stunt from our government. Yet a billionaire who killed someone was released from jail. I am in awe how the judged let her personal opinion get involved with our legal system. Give him the trial he deserves. If that judges house was burned on fire this man would lay down his life to save hers. It is funny how quickly we can forget the heroic acts this man did. He deserves punishment but not in jail. Hero's and even murders get a second chance. 

Fiu Alum
Fiu Alum

I feel for his girlfriend d....

Debbie Fernandez
Debbie Fernandez

Regardless of his profession, he is a sick P.O.S. sexual deviant. It is no different than a priest or teacher doing the same thing... they all equally impact their communities!

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Constitution says, innocent until proven guilty. ( And as an aside, before she picks up on it, FFFFF U Nancy Grace, you mean nothing and you're just another talking head) ., Now, let's let the trier of fact, and the trier of law do their business, OK?

carliboo30
carliboo30

I don't give a fuck he has a job where he has the public trust. When you fuck with kids you deserve all the fucking punishment in this world and trust thugs even the grunts of this earth will kill a child abuser for fun. Motherfucker should do us all a favor and kill himself. He's fucked either way no support from your brothers in arms and no support from anywhere. You fuck with kids you deserve to get burned. Better he had burned alive in a fire before even thinking about this shit.

I don't give a shit what you do for a living when you cross lines or boundaries. You should be fucked!!! You don't deserve the uniform nor the public trust. Fuck you !!!

kodiakbear1310
kodiakbear1310

I just hope nobody messes with his brother some people making comments on here would not know the difference between them. If you dont know them and are commenting negatively on this then eat shit and die. Go troll elsewhere, everyone is innocent until proven guilty and nobody on here is a goddam wizard so please STFU. Once the trial is over then feel free to open your filthy suck. There are plenty of people in prison that are innocent men. I know these guys and this is just shocking to me, I am waiting on the final verdict and you should too.

Allan Hunter
Allan Hunter

Lulu. Jumping to his presumed innocence is exactly what the law requires.If these charges are found to be true in a court of law then he will be punished appropriately . So until you actually go to law school you should really not make such asinine comments .

Lulu Polsuza
Lulu Polsuza

with all due respect to the "brotherhood of paramedics" the evidence is pretty damning - person-2-person downloads of porn is not an innocent accident, there is only one reason to use person-2-person and that's to get unsanctioned content like snuff or child porn. I understand being shocked, in denial, feeling betrayed but I think jumping to his presumed innocence and placing the nobility of "brotherhood" over children or people they are employed to protect is just as faulty a reaction as people here "hating" on him when they weren't there. If someone believes the facts are in doubt then we all need more verified information and an investigation we can be confident is thorough. Yes, paramedics and firefighters are the hardest working life savers in ALL cities but that kind of stress can manifest in risky behavior and they are humans just like the rest of us.

Dan Marino
Dan Marino

Him saving any life does not make for any exploitation of a child. He is a piece of shit and we can only hope prison justice disposes of this PEDOPHILE the correct way and we do not let the legal system handle this.

vanessa.rodriguez1
vanessa.rodriguez1

My heart goes out to his family. I hope there's more to this story. Alex is a good person. This is very unfortunate and I'm deeply saddened by this.

Joseph Rodriguez
Joseph Rodriguez

You are innocent until proven guilty. There are people here already judging him without even knowing all the facts.

mylo
mylo

were the performers in the porn 16 or 17 y/o and was it filmed in the country where this is legal lol? which are most of the developed countries

Vanessa Rodriguez
Vanessa Rodriguez

I'm so sad about this. My heart goes out to his family. Alex is a good person. This is so unfortunate. All of you firefighter at city of miami work your asses off and deal with idiots everyday. He's in my prayers

Jessica Garcia
Jessica Garcia

Carlos Constanzo I am so sad carlitos about all this. People hating on other paramedics being one themselves don't really know a brotherhood. City of Miami made me a great medic, this people run calls all day and they are lucky if they get to finish their meal before they go in another call. They are even more lucky if they get to live a long live after they are retired because of all the waking up in the middle of the night with the alarms and the smoke from fires. I don't see any of the people that say paramedics don't do anything waking up in the middle of the night because grandma has chest pain, grandma arrested or you had a car accident and they have to get you out. STOP BEING IGNORANT PEOPLE and wait until they give full report of what happened and don't stereotype. They are amazing firefighters/paramedics in the City of Miami.

Manny Salgado
Manny Salgado

Ese es mi MACHO!!!! Ñooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Carlos Constanzo

Jade Incandenza
Jade Incandenza

fuck this guy. doesn't matter if he didn't act on anything, he contributed to a system of abuse and exploitation by downloading the sad sick filth. Im glad his name is out there. shame him.

Allan Hunter
Allan Hunter

And I don't believe it . Let's all wait and see what comes out after all the facts are out. . Remember this is just an accusation .

Ivan Chavez
Ivan Chavez

Little orange guys that work for willie wonka

Christian Chavez
Christian Chavez

He's not going to respond I'm sure he's saving lives in okaloosa I heard they have reallyyyyyyy good medics there where ever that is

Robert Martinez
Robert Martinez

Looks like I hit a nerve on that one Ivan Chavez. Chavez do you think he is qualified for our Sapingonauta program?

Ivan Chavez
Ivan Chavez

O wait sorry thats Jorge don't he look like the kinda medic you would call for help

Robert Martinez
Robert Martinez

Jorge Romero. You talk about shity medics and you attended fmti? I see your one of those poser paper medics!

Ivan Chavez
Ivan Chavez

So yea I don't dance Jorge you're an ignorant idiot. You're from Hialeah and work in okaloosa. Wonder if your plans include making your way back here to the land of shitty medics. I WILL remember your name dipshit.

Carlos Constanzo
Carlos Constanzo

Jorge Romero- "This is why Miami is full of crap paramedics." Is it because this incident, really? Or is it because you've tried to get hired to no avail? IF this firefighter is found guilty I agree 110% with the comments posted. No doubt. But you partner, have a cover photo of Leonardo Dicaprio's character from the Wolf Of Wall Street. If I'm not mistaken, homeboy is into prostitutes, serious drugs, and stealing a hell of a lot of money. I have no problem with you voicing your opinion on that particular firefighter since we currently live in a free country (and since I have three kids of my own) but I do have a problem with you and your "likers" saying Miami has crap paramedics. Say what you will. The cle shay's have been there and always will be along with the animosity. "All you guys do is sleep, work out, and eat"... Do we sleep, work out, and eat? Absolutely, we're there 24hrs. And if you want us to help you out with whatever medical assistance you may need, hopefully we're rested, fed, and ready so we can give you all we've got and then some. I don't know how many cardiac arrest you've been on but it's not a walk in the park and I know the City of Miami's paramedics give it all they've got to help you or your loved ones! Again, all the comments are understood as I have 3 kids of my own but don't try to tarnish our reputation as paramedics. We have been a very reputable department nation wide for many years and we take pride in helping our citizens. Unfortunately this situation arose and I understand we're under the microscope. As a firefighter, I apologize for those actions. BTW... I'll be honest with you, I've never heard of Okaloosa County Fire Dept.

Ruben Arguelles
Ruben Arguelles

Being a bad medic and a pedophile does not go hand in hand. I guess some people are ignorant and haters at the same time. Its a sad story and yes it's sick but he still did his job and did it well.

L. Burns
L. Burns

he's a great person. too bad the news only sensationalizes and ruins people's lives.  i stand by my words. 

Melissa Perez Constanzo
Melissa Perez Constanzo

Yea but bc of one bad one u can't say that " all miami paramedics are crap" that's being ignorant!!! That's like if i were to say that's bc of the countless teachers caught messing around with their students all miami teachers are crap!!!!!!

Clemente Morales
Clemente Morales

Read this earlier. Melissa Perez Constanzo What a douche. He makes the entire department look bad.

Jose Antonio Navarro
Jose Antonio Navarro

Feel bad about the situation as a whole, not just for his family and friends but him as well. As far as we know he wasn't acting out on it, I'd think this is a bit comparable to watching a "faces of death" movie, someone may be a bit curious about watching something shocking but you don't go out and kill somebody. While obviously he committed an error I don't think he deserves to be publicized this way, he didn't film the movie, didn't rape someone, he downloaded something shocking off the net—that of course continues to victimize the victim with each download. I think reading the reactions above, it forces people to internalize these things in which they could otherwise seek help on.

Anastasia Biltmore
Anastasia Biltmore

I'm going to guess the videos are of high school boys doing the dirty.

battlechessgn18
battlechessgn18

@josephin.sandelis001

It's quite simple: we currently don't have a prejudice against murderers. We may be intolerant to their acts, but we accept them "as a fact of life."

Hey, every age and era needs a target for human prejudice and scapegoating, right? We had blacks in the past and gays in the recent past. Why not [strike]pedophilia[/strike] pederasts for today?


Rest assured, though, the way people today mocked the "salem witch trials", so too will the children of our children laugh at the preposterous merciless sentencing of Alex Rousseau back in his days. :)

hialeahmayor
hialeahmayor

How about we not put her name out there..

havetoseeit
havetoseeit

They are the better medics/firefighter.

hialeahmayor
hialeahmayor

He has a selfie of him at miami dade ambulance... he's just a hater.

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