A California paramedic, Jared Evans, 32, has been charged with sexual assault after he fondled a 19-year-old woman in the back of an ambulance, while she was having a seizure.
A paramedic intern who was also in the ambulance at the time reported Evans. The intern said he witnessed Evans pull out the girl’s right breast, and then put it back in her bra. The woman was unresponsive at the time. After Evans had done that, he smiled at the intern and said, “Sorry man, I had to.”
The teen says that although her eyes were closed, she was able to feel and hear the whole incident.
The Daily Mail reports:
A Sacramento, California paramedic has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly fondling a young woman while she was having a seizure in the back of his ambulance.
According to court documents, Jared Evans, 32, a two-year veteran of the Sacramento Fire Department, is accused of inappropriately touching an immobilized 19-year-old woman while they were in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, reports KCRA.
A paramedic intern who was on duty with Evans and witnessed what happened reported the incident to a supervisor on April 16.
The incident took place several weeks prior, on April 1.
On that day, Evans is said to have stuck his hands down the unnamed teen’s shirt, then pulled her right breast out of her bra. The court documents allege that he did this while she was strapped to a gurney and ‘completely unresponsive to pain and verbal commands, she was out.’
He then allegedly returned the breast to its original position and told an intern, ‘Sorry man, I had to.’
When the teen was questioned by police, she said that although her eyes were closed and she was completely immobilized, she was able to hear and feel what happened.
The court documents state that she heard Evans say that she had large breasts and could feel it when he placed his hand down her shirt and pulled out her breast.
The woman noted that she was unable to see the person who fondled her breast, though.
The court documents accuse Evans of having touched the woman, without her consent, ‘for the specific purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification or sexual abuse,’ as opposed to being for reasons of medical care.
When questioned by police on April 28, Evans reportedly denied both commenting on the size of the woman’s breasts and touching them.
When approached by FOX40, the paramedic intern said that he reported what happened because ‘it was the right thing to do,’ but added that he thought that Evans ‘deserves a fair trial.’
‘When these allegations were brought to the attention of fire administration, we immediately notified the office of public safety and accountability and requested a full law enforcement investigation,’ Sacramento Fire Chief Walt White said during a press conference.
Evans turned himself in to authorities on Monday after an arrest warrant was issued. He was charged with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery, according to the Sacramento Fire Department, and released on $3,000 bail.
He has been on paid administration leave since April 21 and is scheduled to appear in court on September 26, according to the Sacramento Bee.