In an exclusive report, the New York Daily News revealed that Jonathan Jesensky, 33, joined New York's Bravest as a rookie firefighter last Tuesday and that he has a gay porn past, starring in at least 10 films.

Jesensky, who served a tour in Iraq with the Marines and went by the name "Jonathan West" during his porn career, was hired by the FDNY as an EMT in 2012. FDNY spokesman Jim Long said Sunday that Jesensky revealed his X-rated history before he was hired by the city.

"The legal department is aware of his work history," Long said of Jesensky, who joins Bronx's Engine 71.

New York City does not hire anyone who carried a serious criminal past when it comes to law-enforcement jobs but NYC's strict civil service law, which includes age and fitness requirements, does not exclude people who have posed nude or appeared in porn.

The NY Daily News writes it does not appear the city is going to let him go over his porn past.

Jesensky starred in a number of gay and bisexual hardcore porn flicks, including "Semper Bi," "Ripe," "Paramedics," and "Raw."

A friend, who remains anonymous, spoke with the NY Daily News and said that Jesensky was "excited" about his new position. When the friend was asked about the rookie's porn past, the friend said, "Oh, I don't know anything about that."

The newspaper points out that Jesensky wears revealing EMT uniforms on some of the covers of the porn movies in which he starred. He often displays his stomach tattoo, which reads, "My god, my god, why has thou forsaken me" in Aramaic; it's what Jesus Christ shouted from the cross during his crucifixion.

According to the NY Daily News, Jesensky said he is not gay and a fan told the publication "he was gay for pay." The newspaper talked to his fellow firefighters but they did not want to talk about his porn past.

"He's new, we don't really know him too well," said one firefighter told the NY Daily News.

"Whatever, I don't care," said another firefighter when asked about the porn. "I haven't met him yet, but I don't care."

Two years after Jesensky was hired as an EMT, he was promoted to paramedic after he graduated valedictorian of his class. Earlier this month, he graduated in the top 10 of his 180-member class of new fighter fighters.

"His evaluations and his record are very strong," Long told the NY Daily News. "The FDNY, we're proud of our veterans."

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