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A City of Sterling firefighter has been arrested after a sexual abuse claim made by a student on April 8th.

The Illinois State Police arrested Sterling Firefighter Philip Johannsen after the Sterling Police School Resource Officer learned of a student's allegation.

An investigation determined Johannsen was the firefighter in question. The City of Sterling will conduct its own internal investigation under the Illinois Firemen's Disciplinary Act.

Johannsen will be placed on leave pending the investigation.

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