Sexual Predator Fireman Sentenced To 11 Years In Jail

PARMA, Ohio - An 18-year veteran of the Parma Fire Department will be spending the next 11 years behind bars for preying on two young girls, 19/43 News reported.

Allen Cunningham was labeled a sexual predator this summer. He pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old girl who he met over the Internet.

The former firefighter also tried to have sexual relations with a 12-year-old friend of the family.

"I'm sorry for all the pain that I've caused the families, their suffering, including my own family," Cunningham told the judge. "I wish this had never happened."

Cunningham's attorney said that his client suffered from job-related stress.

The families of both girls pleaded with the judge to show no mercy.