Roanoke County Volunteer Firefighter Charged With Indecent Liberties and Child Porn

[image] Eric Mallory

Becky Stafford still visits her parents' home on Delaware Street in Salem, only a few doors down from where police say Eric Mallory lives. 

"Very quiet, I grew up here and it was never nothing like that, it is shocking," Stafford says.

Mallory was with the Fort Lewis Volunteer Fire Department for two years, says Chief Woody Henderson. Early this year he was placed on administrative leave, before putting in his letter of resignation on May 1, which was accepted by the department. 

The Chief says the resignation stems from felony charges against Mallory because of an inappropriate relationship with two minors from September of 2010 to March of this year. 

"It was very concerned there was a lot going on up there that I was not aware of," Stafford says.

A search warrant says one of the victims, who is under the age of 16, told police Mallory took the victim to his home on Delaware Street, where he asked the victim to perform sexual acts and performed sexual acts on the minor. The victim also says explicit images were shared between the two. 

During a search, police took several things, including two laptops, a desktop computer, and two cell phones. The story and allegations are shocking, says Stafford.

"Knowing what was going on and the fact he was a volunteer fire fighter and I have five grandchildren that sometime visit, and I do find it concerning that is going on that close," Stafford says.

Mallory was first arrested on March 8 and charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor. On May 17, he was arrested again on 14 charges. They include:

Mallory is being held without bond at the Roanoke County-Salem Jail.


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