Firefighter Charged With Rape In Trouble Before

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(Memphis)  We’re learning more about the history of a Memphis fire lieutenant charged with rape this week.

Investigators say 45-year-old Wendell Guinn forced his girlfriend into her home, locked her in a bedroom and sexually assaulted her Monday.

There’s no mention of that incident in Guinn’s city personnel file.

However, city records obtained by WREG On Your Side Investigators show this isn’t the first time Guinn has been in trouble.

According to the city, Guinn has been suspended four times in his nearly 23-year-old career with the fire department.

The last time was in 2004, when, for the second time, Guinn was suspended for leaving a fire station without notifying commanders.

He was also suspended in 1999 for showing contempt for a lieutenant, and in 1997 for violating the department’s sick leave policy.

Guinn remains suspended with pay until the fire department can investigate the latest incident.

He’s free on a $250,000 bond.