Girl says firefighter raped her

To the woman he allegedly raped, Jeffrey Belmore is a dangerous predator who belongs behind bars. Full Story
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KAREN

United States

#1 Aug 4, 2006
I THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT AND ARTICLE YOU SHOULD GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT. FIRST OF ALL THIS GIRL FABRICATED THIS STORY, SHE STARTED TELLING ALL HER FRIENDS HOW SHE WAS INVOLVED WITH THIS OLDER FIREFIGHTER HANDSOME TO BOOT. WHEN HER FATHER GOT WIND OF IT SHE DIDN'T WANT TO TELL HIM SHE WAS LYING, SO SHE EMBELLISHED ON HER LIE. HER LIFE IS RUINED WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE HAS DONE TO THIS MAN BECAUSE OF HER RIDICULAS LIES!! HIS FIANCE AT THE TIME WAS A STUNNING WOMAN WHAT IN THE WORLD WOULD HE WANT WITH THIS LITTLE WITCH? SHE NEEDS TO COME CLEAN BECAUSE EVENTUALLY WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND AND SURE AS I AM TYPING THIS SHE WILL HAVE SOMETHING WORSE HAPPEN TO HER. SHE NEEDS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND SET THINGS RIGHT
JM SPRINGFIELD MA

Springfield, MA

#2 Aug 5, 2006
I have known Jeffrey Belmore all his life and he is one of the most caring, generous, and kind person I have had the pleasure of knowning. I think it is sickening that any girl under the age of 18 can say anthing they want to put these INNOCENT men behind bars for "crimes" they did not commit, why? because of jelousy, or maybe a girlfreind under age that gets mad at them for breaking up, such that happened in another mans case who suffered and is still suffering from that. The courts need a wake up call to see things how they really are. Hello out there? Sex predetors to not stop! Jeffrey Belmore deserves his life, this girl is full of lies! She picked the wrong person to slap these charges on, the truth will come out and I hope she gets all she deserves. She is the one that should be behind bars! This is my opinion.
annonymous

Auburn, MA

#3 Aug 7, 2006
I sat on the jury for the first trial earlier this year which ended in a hung jury. I was one of the 10 jurors who voted guilty, 2 were not swayed from their not-guilty vote.
I have heard all the facts and it is impossible for me to believe there is even a reasonable possibility that the victim is lying.
It is not her friends who came forward with the story, it was a camp counsellor who notified the girls father and the authorities.
During testimony, the victim relayed details of her encounters with Jeffrey as only a victim could, while the details of timelines and dates were a little less clear. If in fact she was making everything up, wouldn't she be equally detailed or equally unclear on both dates and details?
It is Jeffrey who is caught up in a lie. And it is the victim and Jeffrey's new wife that have and will have to suffer in the future by this mans actions and lies.
I only hope the next jury doesn't have 2 conspiracy theorists sitting who don't understand the difference between a reasonable doubt and fantasy possibilities.
In the end, it was the missing testimony of the victims father that caused the 2 not-guilty voting jurors to hold out. These 2 jurors believed that he must have been part of a conspiracy to frame Jeffrey, and they wouldn't believe otherwise without his testimony.
The victim deserves justice and I hope she gets it.
anon

Cambridge, MA

#4 Sep 1, 2006
I served on that jury as well and I couldn't agree more. I wish her all the best.
Kate from Holliston

Ashland, MA

#5 Sep 5, 2006
This site's headlines are misleading. While sad and controversial, this story should not be listed as Holliston News. The headline would make one think that a firefighter here in our town is accused, which is not the case. Your site is irresponsibly trying to lure readers with sensational headlines. As a resident of a town with an excellent team of firefighters, I resent our town's name being connected to such a terrible story.
anon ashland -med

Lebanon, NH

#6 Sep 9, 2006
The truth is being held back as those who really know what happened in the Cedar Street station cannot come forward without fear of jeopardizing their occuptions and careers. I know that lies have been told and I also can do nothing to help.
Finally Justice

Worcester, MA

#7 Sep 10, 2006
The truth has been told, and 12 jurors last Friday recognized this truth. The truth is that Jeffrey Belmore is the devil in disguise and that he is now a convicted child rapist. It's been six long years that this young lady has had to wait for justice to be served. There was no conspiracy. There was nothing being held back. He has been judged by a jury of his peers and now the whole world knows what the victim has known all along; he is a sick individual lacking social values and preyed upon a young girl who had a crush on him and raped her.

For you supporters of this pedophile: Why don't you ask your "caring, generous and kind" friend to take ANOTHER lie detector test. He did tell you he failed the first one, right?

It is now being reported that Belmore's wife is expecting a baby girl. I can only pray that Belmore's daughter never has to endure what Belmore's victim did.

The Charlton Fire Chief ought to be ashamed of himself. He has needlessly and knowingly put many young women in danger by hiring and keeping an accused child rapist on his payroll.

Finally, justice has been served.
FOR FINALLY JUSTICE

United States

#8 Sep 11, 2006
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! VICTIM? THIS GIRL IS NOT A VICTIM! I BELIEVE JEFF IS THE VICTIM HERE. YES HE MADE A MISTAKE A M I S T A K E!!! NOT RAPE. DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. GOD WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE PEOPLE REALIZE THAT YOUNG GIRLS CAN SAY ANYTHING THEY WANT TO GET AND X IN TERRIBLE TROUBLE. HOW ABOUT THESE GIRLS HAVING TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIRE ACTIONS. I KNOW I KNOW THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING RIGHT? TELL ME ANOUTHER STORY! THESE GIRLS MOST OF THEM KNOW EXACTLEY WHAT TO DO. A 12YR OLD GIRL NOW A DAYS LOOKS 18. THIS WITH MOST OF THEIR PARENTS CONSENT! SPEAKING OF WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS HER FATHER THINKING LETTING HER HANG AROUND THE FIRE STATION WITH A BUNCH OF MEN. HE OUGHT TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK TOO. I THINK ALL HER TROUBLES START AT HOME! LIKE I SAID JEFF MADE A MISTAKE HE DID NOT RAPE ANYONE. I THINK PEOPLE IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM OUGHT TO START LOOKING AT THIS PARTICULAR LAW IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT. THEY PUT THE WORD RAPE IN THERE AND IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALLGAME ISN'T IT. YEAH IT'S A SHAME JEFF AND HIS FAMILY HAVE TO SUFFER FOR THIS GIRL AND HER FAMILYS INDESCRECIONS.
I HOPE THIS SERVES AS A LESSON FOR ANY YOUNG MALE DON'T TRUST THESE GIRLS
KAREN
NATICK MA
annonymus

Auburn, MA

#9 Sep 11, 2006
I would like to remain annonymus. I was at the trial of Mr. Jeff Belmore. I overheard some testimony/evidence that did not make any sense:
1> the "victim" claimed to have had sex between two recliners, yet several witnesses stated that at the time of the incident in question there WAS NO RECLINERS IN THE STATION, just a blue couch. And
2> She pointed our an area where there was supposed to be DNA, but the Detective said he took samples from the other side of the room.
LET me ask you, the jury (previous and present) and the courts this: How could these testimonies/EVIDENCE be overlooked? THERE is a very GOOD chance that you will be sending an innocent man to jail.
I mean this girl has admitted to DRUG and ALCOHOL ABUSE and to STRIPPING IN WORCESTER...... how do we know she is not fabricating a lie to get out of feeling "guilty" for other problems in her life?
Rich from Charlton

Holden, MA

#10 Sep 11, 2006
I have known Mr. Belmore for 11 years now and I would trust my children with him. This girl and her family have crafted a wonderful tale to hurt Mr. Belmore who has proven time and time again to be a solid public servant. Once again the rape shield law works against the truth and stops the real deal about this girl from the trial. She is a drug user, has had an abortion, her family is divorcing and this is her way to just screw up Mr. Belmore's life too. This is just wrong from every possible position, the law is broken and if that is not clear here than you, like the jury are sightless.
Annonymous

Cambridge, MA

#11 Sep 12, 2006
Regardless, intercourse with an underaged child is RAPE. As for Mr. Beltmore who is supposidly "A Solid Public Servant", he should have known better to get involved with an underaged child. He is a sick individual who deserves to be put away for what he did. For those of you who would "Trust him with your Children", may you or your children never have to endure what this girl did. And for all of you who insist on bringing up this girls past or family issues, shame on you as we all have ghosts in our closets..........there is no reason to assume that this girl has fabricated this story to ruin/screw up this man's life, evidence is evidence and he is guilty, which was proven last week. Horay for the justice system and horay for this girl for standing up for her rights, coming out into the public and now hopefully she will be able to move on with her life!!
Anon from Framingham

Cambridge, MA

#12 Sep 12, 2006
What convict, locked safely in the grey bar hotel, does not proclaim himself innocent? Our prisons are full of innocent people, aren’t they?
Liar, manipulator, betrayer, predator….these are just some of the characteristics of Jeffrey Belmore. There are so many more victims in this case than just the young woman. His wife, his unborn child, the victims family, the Ashland fire chief along with every firefighter Belmore EVER worked with, the public he was hired to serve and finally all his friends that are here defending this sociopath…yes, sociopath. Your posts clearly indicate that you have been mislead and manipulated yourself.
The lies and slander you are posting to this message board in regard to the victim will not change the facts in this case. He had an inappropriate relationship and, in fact, raped a minor child. 10 jurors in a hung jury from the previous trial and 12 from this trial have agreed that he is indeed a pedophile. 22 people versus 2 saw thru his lies and the lies of those who testified on his behalf. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. The absolute worst betrayer of trust imaginable! These jurors are not sightless; they are, in fact the opposite. One word can explain the jury’s decision: EVIDENCE!
For those who believe that a 14 year old “knows what she’s doing”: Our laws are made to protect children. Such as they can’t drive until the age of 16, can’t vote until the age of 18 and can’t drink until the age of 21. These laws are in place to protect them from themselves! Why? Because the human brain is not fully developed at these ages! The laws that are in place for adults, such as rape of a child, is for people who lack social morals and values that would otherwise tell them that having sex with a child is wrong!
I can only hope that the judge will sentence Belmore to enough time in jail to think about all he’s done and the trust that he’s abused. Let us all hope that he gets the rehabilitation that he is greatly in need of!
impartial observer

United States

#13 Sep 12, 2006
For Rich from Charlton: You don't even have half of the facts straight, which leads me to believe you've been spoon-fed directly by Mr. Bellmore. Or perhaps you ARE Mr. Bellmore, who knows.

As to "anonymous" from Oxford: Are you really so stupid that you cannot imagine a child turning to drugs and other things while she wrestles with the idea that a trusted family friend abused her for his own sexual gratification? Go take a psych 101 class and try to get a clue.

And for Karen: A "mistake"? Oh, is that what we're calling it these days? Interesting. I guess you could never say someone is guilty of any crime, people just make mistakes. You, darlin, need Criminal Law 101.

The ignorance and stupidity in the three posts I've mentioned here are absolutely, positively mind-boggling. And I'm sure that each one of the posts are written by people who think they "know" Mr. Belmore.

Hot news flash for ya, kiddies. You don't KNOW him. Who does? The girl he raped. Her father. Her family. To be blunt, you know only what Mr. Belmore has allowed you to know.

I can imagine the pain this girl has been through: her trust being betrayed by someone the family in its entirety trusted; being manipulated by a man she thought she could trust so that he could, in effect, use her for his own sexual gratification. How do you go about putting that behind you and learning to trust someone again after that? It's more heinous than a random rape from an unknown assailant, because there was a desire to trust this person.

How about the pain her father felt at having his trust betrayed in such a way that has undoubtedly left him questioning his paternal abilities?

How about the community at large when they find such a predator was in their midst, in a role that usually receives blanket trust and resepct?

How about other firefighters who feel that this man has besmirched their profession, one they take great pride in?

How about every mother and father who have seen this case in the press and can easily and readily put themselves in the shoes of the parents, and who feel outrageous indignation at reading the posts here that support a man who is a pedophile?

Belmore's actions were so heinous and such a disservice to every firefighter, every citizen of Ashland, every mother and every daughter, that the ripple effect is far more reaching than "what about his wife and family, and poor, poor, Jeff...."

To take a child's trust and misplace it this way, endangering for all time her ability to trust her fellow man, is the lowest of lows.

To those of you who somehow want to justify his action by laying blame at the feet of the CHILD in this case, shame on you. I can only assume that your blind faith in Mr. Bellmore comes from an inability to engage in deductive reasoning.

I am thankful that 12 of his peers, in what is known as a JURY, do not share your blindness.

Indeed, the only blindness here that is worth mentioning is BLIND JUSTICE.

It has been served.

We'll see how Mr. Bellmore feels about being the victim when he reaches jail....a pretty boy like him ought to be in for some schoolin', that's my prediction....

P.S. Anyone who thinks a 14 year old girl "knows what she is doing" clearly doesn't have on in her life....so your comments are meaningless and merely shine a glaring bright point of light on your ignorance.
impartial observer

United States

#14 Sep 12, 2006
By the way, Mr. Belmore has now been found guilty on all counts.

I hope they put him away for life.

For his supporters: Put that in your pipe and smoke it. And don't forget to visit him in jail. He'll be there for a very long time...

Good riddance.
impartial observer

United States

#15 Sep 12, 2006
annonymus wrote:
I would like to remain annonymus. I was at the trial of Mr. Jeff Belmore. I overheard some testimony/evidence that did not make any sense:
1> the "victim" claimed to have had sex between two recliners, yet several witnesses stated that at the time of the incident in question there WAS NO RECLINERS IN THE STATION, just a blue couch. And
2> She pointed our an area where there was supposed to be DNA, but the Detective said he took samples from the other side of the room.
LET me ask you, the jury (previous and present) and the courts this: How could these testimonies/EVIDENCE be overlooked? THERE is a very GOOD chance that you will be sending an innocent man to jail.
I mean this girl has admitted to DRUG and ALCOHOL ABUSE and to STRIPPING IN WORCESTER...... how do we know she is not fabricating a lie to get out of feeling "guilty" for other problems in her life?
At the trial? Hmmm. Took off all that time from work to be there, etc. So which side of Mr. Bellmore's family are you on?
impartial observer

United States

#16 Sep 12, 2006
FOR FINALLY JUSTICE wrote:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! VICTIM? THIS GIRL IS NOT A VICTIM! I BELIEVE JEFF IS THE VICTIM HERE. YES HE MADE A MISTAKE A M I S T A K E!!! NOT RAPE. DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. GOD WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE PEOPLE REALIZE THAT YOUNG GIRLS CAN SAY ANYTHING THEY WANT TO GET AND X IN TERRIBLE TROUBLE. HOW ABOUT THESE GIRLS HAVING TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIRE ACTIONS. I KNOW I KNOW THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING RIGHT? TELL ME ANOUTHER STORY! THESE GIRLS MOST OF THEM KNOW EXACTLEY WHAT TO DO. A 12YR OLD GIRL NOW A DAYS LOOKS 18. THIS WITH MOST OF THEIR PARENTS CONSENT! SPEAKING OF WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS HER FATHER THINKING LETTING HER HANG AROUND THE FIRE STATION WITH A BUNCH OF MEN. HE OUGHT TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK TOO. I THINK ALL HER TROUBLES START AT HOME! LIKE I SAID JEFF MADE A MISTAKE HE DID NOT RAPE ANYONE. I THINK PEOPLE IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM OUGHT TO START LOOKING AT THIS PARTICULAR LAW IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT. THEY PUT THE WORD RAPE IN THERE AND IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALLGAME ISN'T IT. YEAH IT'S A SHAME JEFF AND HIS FAMILY HAVE TO SUFFER FOR THIS GIRL AND HER FAMILYS INDESCRECIONS.
I HOPE THIS SERVES AS A LESSON FOR ANY YOUNG MALE DON'T TRUST THESE GIRLS
KAREN
NATICK MA
Karen sure writes like a man, doesn't she? One word: credibility. Look it up.
Anon from Southbridge

Somerville, MA

#17 Sep 12, 2006
I acknowledge the fact that I didn't attend the trial and I don't know anyone involved in this tragedy. After reading up on the story, I'm left with one thought...how could the Town of Charlton hire this individual??? His indictment for rape was public knowledge and he had been placed on administrative leave by the town of Ashland. He apparently disclosed his predicament to the Charlton Fire Chief...and they still hired him!!!! That's mind boggling to me. Couldn't they put his appointment on hold until the court case ended? I totally believe in the standard of innocent until proven guilty, but some common sense has to prevail. Charlton hired a firefighter/emt who had been indicted for rape and placed him with patients in the back of an ambulance. The townspeople should be in an uproar over this.
impartial observer

United States

#18 Sep 12, 2006
You would think so, wouldn't you? Google the guys name and see what you find...his web site for his music, etc....Humility seems to be a word he'd have to look up in the dictionary for an understanding.
Anon from Southbridge

Somerville, MA

#19 Sep 12, 2006
I'm sorry...Google who's name?
me myself and I

United States

#20 Sep 12, 2006
hey impartial take that dictionary of yours and look up the word "impartial" you are so far from that it's hard to take you seriously.

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