Fire department captain accused of inappropriately touching junior crew member

Daniel Dilworth. (Burnet County Sheriff's Office)
Daniel Dilworth. (Burnet County Sheriff's Office)

BURNET, Texas (KXAN) — A 22-year-old man who was a bus driver and substitute teacher with Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is accused of having inappropriate contact with a juvenile in his other position as a volunteer firefighter.

According to an arrest affidavit, Daniel Dilworth was a captain with the Hoover Valley Volunteer Fire Department when he allegedly touched the VFD’s junior member inappropriately numerous times during the summer of 2017. The juvenile made told his father about Dilworth’s alleged inappropriate behavior on Jan. 29, 2018.

The victim said a couple of the instances happened while they were driving in a brush truck, according to the affidavit. The victim also said Dilworth would have “inappropriate discussions with him about how men could have sex with other men.”

The district says Dilworth was hired in September of 2016. In a letter to parents and staff, Superintendent Keith McBurnett says the incident took place after hours and did not occur on school property or at a district event.

“There is no reason to believe this incident is related in any way to his employment with Burnet CISD,” McBurnett said.

Dilworth has since been fired and was booked into the Burnet County Jail on Feb. 1. He is currently charged with attempted indecency with a child.

While the district has no record of reported incidents involving Dilworth, the district is encouraging parents and students to contact the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office if they have any information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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