A couple of Ohio firefighters are being investigated amid allegations they used a fire station as a backdrop to record pornography.
At a press conference Monday, Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker said the man and woman, who worked at different stations, were placed on paid leave pending an investigation that began with an anonymous tip.
Identified as Lt. Art Dean and Prov Lt. Deann Eller by WOIO, the Akron firefighters "were known to be in a long-term relationship," according to a statement.
"As leaders of this City and this Department, we find these allegations shocking and distressing to say the least," Tucker and Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said in a joint statement.
According to multiple reports, pornography that was filmed in an Akron fire station was posted to multiple websites.
"We are devastated that these allegations would distract from the meaningful and important work being
done to keep our citizens safe and keep our neighborhoods strong," the statement read.