Conn. man arrested after sexual assault in ambulance reported

Police say the man broke through restraints and attacked a female first responder

By EMS1 Staff

NAUGATUCK, Conn. — A Connecticut man was arrested this week for sexual assault after reportedly attacking a first responder in an ambulance.

Richard Regan Jr., 65, is accused of grabbing a female EMS provider, whose title was not identified, “forcefully and inappropriately” while she attempted to render care in the ambulance, according to a Naugatuck Police Department arrest report.

The report also states that the suspect broke through restraints and was laughing as he attempted to attack the worker.

The attack reportedly occurred on Dec. 7, and Regan was arrested on Dec. 30 after an investigation.

Regan was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, second-degree breach of peace and attempted assault of public safety, emergency medical, public transit or healthcare personnel.  

According to court records, Regan posted bail and was issued a bail order of protection. His next court date is on Jan. 28.

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