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Firefighter accused of child molestation dies

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A Kennewick firefighter charged with 1st degree child molestation has passed away.

34 year old Ryan Gladstone died Thursday morning after being taken off life support at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.

Gladstone reportedly tried to hang himself in a Franklin County Jail cell last week and was found during a rounds check.

He was arrested earlier this month and was accused of being under the influence of a synthetic marijuana called spice, when he allegedly molested the girl. Gladstone was put on leave after the arrest.