They need to fire this scuzzbucket, PRONTO!!
A paramedic has been arrested in connection with allegations he raped a 22-year-old woman while she lay strapped to a stretcher in the back of an ambulance. Hamden police said Mark Powell, 49, of North Haven sexually assaulted the Hamden woman on Dec. 25 at 3 a.m. while she was being transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital after suffering a fall at a holiday party.
Police said the woman awoke in the ambulance to find Powell raping her. She told police she could not move because she was strapped to a stretcher. The woman contacted police after being discharged from the hospital, police said.
“She awoke in the rear of the ambulance to find she was being sexually assaulted by the AMR employee at a time she couldn’t speak or move due to fact she was strapped to a stretcher,” said Hamden Police Capt.. Ronald Smith. Detectives said the first-degree sexual assault lasted 5 to 7 seconds, but they can’t discuss evidence.
On Thursday, police charged Powell with first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint. He was released on a $25,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on Jan. 19. Powell, who was a paid paramedic with AMR in New Haven, has been put on administrative leave.
Eff a “administrative leave,” this guy needs to be fired and locked up…even if the assault only lasted “5 to 7 seconds.”