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June 08, 2014

Ex-medic to be sentenced for sexual assault of drunk patient

He's expected to get 3 1/2 years in prison after an unconscious woman woke up to him touching her inappropriately in the back of an ambulance

The Associated Press

HAVEN, Conn. — A former paramedic who sexually assaulted a drunk, unconscious woman in an ambulance in Hamden is facing sentencing.

Fifty-one-year-old Mark Powell of North Haven is expected to be sentenced to 3½ years in prisonTuesday in New Haven Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in April.

Prosecutors say Powell and another paramedic with American Medical Response responded to a party in Hamden early Christmas morning in 2011 to treat an unconscious and intoxicated 22-year-old woman who fell and hit her head while dancing.

The woman told police she woke up in the ambulance and Powell was touching her in a sexual way.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Powell’s plea bargain also calls for him to serve 10 years of probation after prison and register as a sex offender.

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Christopher Belanger Christopher Belanger Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:35:46 PM Sad that this is still reality today
Rob Wilson Rob Wilson Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:42:01 PM Scumbag
Dominick Walenczak Dominick Walenczak Sunday, June 08, 2014 2:07:19 PM The allegations, if true, are rather shocking and deplorable.
Rick Martin Rick Martin Sunday, June 08, 2014 4:24:58 PM What does this say about the trust factor? If you can't trust someone who is there to take care of you....who can you trust? Couldn't keep your hands to yourself until after your shift? Way to go!
Matthew Calfee Matthew Calfee Sunday, June 08, 2014 9:01:57 PM Gives us a black eye! Bet this is not the 1st time he did this either, just the 1st time he got caught.
John Dupont John Dupont Monday, June 09, 2014 4:40:53 AM That is to bad. As a firefighter/EMT I would hope that this isnt true but unfortunatley it very well could be.
Mark D Gagne Mark D Gagne Monday, June 09, 2014 3:40:36 PM You don't plead guilty if you are not....

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