Neighbor reacts to KCK firefighter’s arrest, allegation of sexually abusing child

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City, Kansas firefighter is behind bars. Police arrested 36-year-old Shane McClure at his home Wednesday morning, and he’s charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

His home sat adorned with KCK fire gear, and freshly carved pumpkins on the front porch where a family of five lives inside.

“Just acting as if nobody existed… they’d see you but never acknowledge,” a neighbor said.

She wanted FOX 4 to keep her identity private, but she’s been living in the KCK neighborhood for three years. She said McClure was recently re-married, living with three children and his wife. Neighbors say they would often hear crying coming from the home and the family never spoke to anyone.

“Very… very much to themselves. Not happy. Would not ever acknowledge someone being around. Not say hello,” the neighbor said.

Investigators aren’t saying much about the current allegations, but court records show McClure was divorced in 2014 and the divorce papers note an emergency motion to terminate all parental contact between McClure and a child. Neighbors say he has a teenage daughter from his previous marriage.

“Very, very surprised…and very sad.”

It’s unclear what relation the child in the investigation had to McClure. Neighbors say the news of the charges makes them wonder, what was going on inside the home?

“If there’s something that sticks out, maybe be more vigilant about what’s going on around you,” the neighbor said.

The McClure’s didn’t respond when FOX 4 reached out for comment. McClure is being held at the Wyandotte County jail on $150,000 bond. The KCK fire department says McClure will be on unpaid suspension, pending the investigation.

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