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Man poses as firefighter, molests kids

October 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Apple Valley man is in custody, accused of posing as a firefighter to entice children to his home to molest them.San Bernardino County Sheriff's detectives claim Robert Tell ran a phony firefighter explorer program and got parents and kids to trust him.

Detectives say Tell gave young girls drugs and sexually assaulted them.

The victims contacted deputies.

Tell has been booked at West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $350,000 bail.