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February 18, 2014

Police: Medic sexually assaulted 911 caller

He allegedly exposed himself to the woman, placed her hand on his genitals inside an ambulance, and pushed the woman onto a gurney and fondled her, police say

By Kristen Doerschner
Beaver County Times

BADEN, Pa. — A Medic Rescue paramedic was arrested after a woman reported he sexually assaulted her when he responded to a medical call at her home in Baden.

Baden police charged Anthony Barnes, 28, of 527 11th Ave., New Brighton, with indecent assault and indecent exposure.

The woman reported Saturday night that she has been sexually assaulted by Barnes after she called 911 to have an ambulance respond to help her boyfriend who was having an anxiety attack. According to a police report, after tending to the woman’s boyfriend Barnes asked her to return to the ambulance to retrieve information.

The woman told police once she was inside the ambulance Barnes told her she was attractive, made a sexual comment, exposed himself to her and placed her hand on his genitals, the report said. The report said Barnes then pushed the woman onto a gurney, touched her breasts and attempted to have her perform oral sex on him.

The woman told police she asked Barnes to let her out of the ambulance several times and then had an anxiety attack before she was able to get out of the ambulance.

Barnes was interviewed by police and admitted to some of what the woman reported, but told police he could not recall other details, the report said. He said the woman had made statements to him that he perceived as sexual advances, the report said.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Barnes was taken to the Beaver County Jail and released after posting $5,000 bond, according to online court records. He is scheduled for a Feb. 24 preliminary hearing.

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Mike Ledgerwood Mike Ledgerwood Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:51:17 PM What the hell? How could anyone throw their career away like that.
Bo Griffith Bo Griffith Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:02:25 AM Woman could be lying. I'd say she is.
Steve Cole Steve Cole Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:18:31 AM Bo Griffith , The medic admitted that some of what she said was true... and "couldnt remember the details" . If it wasnt for that, then I also would have given him the benifit of the doubt. But now it sounds like BS and poor character. My question is where was his partner in all of this, left alone with the anxietious boyfriend, or did he give the offending medic some "alone time" (wink wink nudge nudge).
Wally Lutz Wally Lutz Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:34:28 AM I guess stranger things have happened I don't like the idea of being alone in the rig with any patient let alone a female they can say anything and who do you think there're going to believe
Jennie Mison Jennie Mison Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:34:18 AM Bo Griffith - how about the woman could be telling the truth and probably is. This isnt about YOU protecting your own closet urges, pervert.
Bo Griffith Bo Griffith Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:37:17 AM Apparently it makes me a pervert for saying that the woman is lying. Someone must be high on something.
Shawnna Maire Trusty Shawnna Maire Trusty Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:04:00 AM weather or not this really happened, I will not debate. but what I do see happening is lots of lawsuits and careers ended with money hungry people now. Video camera and other security having to be put into place
Shawnna Maire Trusty Shawnna Maire Trusty Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:25:50 AM weather or not this really happened, I will not debate. but what I do see happening is lots of lawsuits and careers ended with money hungry people now. Video camera and other security having to be put into place
Mike Ledgerwood Mike Ledgerwood Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:52:41 AM Bo Griffith your right she could be lying. The news isn't necessarily the most accurate source of information. However, the comments that he made made me think she is not lying. The sad truth is I have seen this happen more and more especially with the younger people.
Annalisa Marie Annalisa Marie Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3:25:50 PM Bo Griffith, he said that she made some comments he took to be sexual advances and that some of her statements are true and that he can't remember the rest of it. That tells me that he is very poor character, and it sounds like HE is a less credible witness than she is. Honestly, even if she 100% came onto him (which I do not believe happened at all), he is a professional and it is most definitely unprofessional conduct to engage with a 911 caller in a sexual manner when you respond to a call! WHY IN THE HELL DO I EVEN HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS TO PEOPLE?
Andrew Read Andrew Read Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:31:47 PM She is definitely lying.
Elizabeth Miller Elizabeth Miller Monday, February 24, 2014 4:22:20 AM Whatever happened to asking a girl for her number?
Erin N Brooks Erin N Brooks Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:15:41 PM What ever happened to professional standards and conduct? Last I looked asking patients and patients family members for phone numbers, and responding to suspected sexual advances was highly frowned upon

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