DA: Ex-volunteer firefighter, 20, lured and raped children

    A former suburban Philadelphia volunteer firefighter has been arrested on charges he lured, groomed and sexual assaulted 14 children ranging in age from 8 to 14 years old.

    John Corcoran was arraigned Friday on 161 counts, including felony charges of rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.

    The 20-year-old Glenolden man remained jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail and could not be reached for comment.

    Court records show Corcoran was arrested last month on child pornography charges. His lawyer in that case did not immediately return a message.

    Prosecutors say the grooming and sexual assaults happened over two years.

    Corcoran volunteered with Glenolden’s Goodwill Fire Department. He’s scheduled for trial next month on charges he and a 17-year-old set three fires he later helped fight.

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