Wareham resident, Dennis firefighter charged with rape

Oct 19, 2020

Myles Heselton, a 30-year-old Wareham resident and firefighter in Dennis, has been arrested and charged with rape and photographing an unsuspecting nude person.

According to police reports:

A woman met Heselton on Bumble, a dating app, early in September. The two met up several times, and 

The victim described a series of sexual encounters with Heselton which included verbal coercion and several instances in which Heselton continued to have sex with her after she told him to stop and that he was hurting her. 

In one instance, he pinned her arms over her head while she objected. She said he was strong enough that she was unable to get away from him.

Later, Heselton told the victim that he had multiple security cameras in his home, including one pointed at his bed, and showed her videos of one of the incidents on his iPhone. She did not consent to being videotaped.

After the pair had broken up, the victim was afraid that Heselton would share the videos, she told police.

In an interview with police, Heselton denied the allegations and said the victim had never told him to stop while they were having sex. He also denied having a video of the incidents.

Heselton was charged with one count of rape. It is unclear which incident he is being charged for.

Heselton’s license to carry was revoked. Police supervised transfer of 10 of the 18 weapons Heselton owned to Heselton’s father, Brian Heselton. The pair said they regularly swap weapons, and Brian Heselton told police he would check his gun safe for the remaining 8 weapons. 

Police also took Heselton’s iPhone into evidence.

Heselton was released on $5,000 cash bail after an October 11 hearing at Wareham District Court.

Dennis Fire Chief Mark Dellner said that Heselton has been placed on paid administrative leave until further notice.