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Corpus Christi firefighter arrested for indecency with child has been released

The City of Corpus Christi said the firefighter's arrest was the result of an investigation by Child Protective Services. That case has been turned over to the CCPD.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Corpus Christi firefighter was arrested and placed on administrative leave Thursday evening after turning himself in to police.

That firefighter, identified by Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni as Rey Rabagos, now faces charges of indecency with a child.

According to case documents given to 3News the victim in this case is just 15-years-old. CCFD Chief Robert Rocha said the arrest happened after an investigation by child protective services.

3News was just notified around 6:30 p.m. that Rabagos has been bonded out of jail 

Officials said Rabagos' arrest was the result of an investigation that was conducted by Child Protective Services, and the Corpus Christi Police Department is also part of this ongoing investigation.

Officials said the alleged incident reportedly did not take place while Rabagos was on duty as a firefighter.

CPS has turned the case over to the Corpus Christi Police Department.

3News was at CCPD headquarters downtown Thursday evening as Rabagos and his attorney arrived so Rabagos could turn himself in. He was then taken to the City Detention Center in handcuffs as he waits to be booked into the Nueces County Jail.

This investigation is ongoing. 3News will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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