Fire captain exonerated of sex abuse, harassment charges
UPDATE: On March 28, 2019 a Clark County Fire Dist. 6 captain was completely exonerated of allegations that he inappropriately touched a female paramedic during a training session at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue training facility in Sherwood in May, 2018.
On July 30, the alleged victim told Washington County sheriff’s deputies that Scott Taube, 52, of Vancouver, touched her “in a sexual way” during a training exercise.
Detectives talked with an impartial witness who said they saw the reported conduct.
At the time, he was a contract employee for Washington County and trained new emergency medical technicians at the TVF&R facility.
He was not employed by TVF&R, but most recently was hired as a captain with Clark County Fire District 6.
Taube was cited on the third-degree sex abuse charge on August 15. He was arraigned on that charge and an additional count of harassment.
According to the International Association of Firefighters Local 1805, a Washington County prosecutor dismissed a charge of sexual harassment against Taube before the trial Wednesday. Thursday, after trial testimony, Taube was found not guilty of the remaining third-degree sex abuse charge.