Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home > Topics > Ambulance
June 19, 2014

Conn. medic gets prison time for sexual assault of patient

Mark Powell was sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars; a 22-year-old unconscious woman said she woke up to him touching her

The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A former paramedic who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in an ambulance in Connecticut has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison.

Fifty-two-year-old Mark Powell of North Haven was sentenced Wednesday in New Haven Superior Court. He agreed to the prison time and lifetime sex offender registration when he pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in April.

The New Haven Register reports the victim said in court that Powell was a "monster" who sexually pleased himself at her expense.

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

Associated PressCopyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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

Comments
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of EMS1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.

We Recommend...

Connect with EMS1

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google+

Get the #1 EMS eNewsletter

Fire Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
Enter Email
See Sample

Online Campus Both

Ambulance Videos