The family was told by the mayor that the life guard was no longer employed with the city.
This will be his first appearance on CNN.
The alleged crimes occurred at various locations in both Lebanon and Whitestown in Boone County in 2014 and 2015.
Police are now looking for two men possibly driving a silver Chevy Impala.
The man is accused of holding the teen hostage and raping her for nine months.
She stuffed a sock in his mouth and wrapped tape around his head to hold it in place.
Walter James Palmer remained secluded in the face of protests at his suburban Minneapolis clinic and intense condemnation online.
His granddaughter said she is lucky to have her grandfather in her life.