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Police: Paramedic Sexually Assaulted Patient In Ambulance

By Lauren Leamanczyk, WBZ-TV's New Hampshire Bureau Chief

MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – A paramedic has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault for allegedly fondling a patient in the back of an ambulance.

David Powers, 32, of Manchester works for American Medical Response, an ambulance company that has a contract with the city of Manchester.

He was called to the Walmart at 300 Keller Street to assist a woman having a medical episode.

That woman, a 19-year-old from Center Barnstead, NH, told hospital staff that Powers assaulted her on the way to the hospital. Powers and the alleged victim were the only people in the back of the ambulance at the time.

WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports

Officials say results of the sexual assault examination and the information they obtained were enough to warrant charges.

A general manager for AMR says Powers has been placed on leave while the investigation continues.

Powers was arrested and released on $1000 bail. He will be arraigned in court on September 15th.


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