Pa. EMT charged with indecent assault, accused of photographing female patient's chest

Kevin Pressley, with the Brookhaven Fire Company, told investigators he deleted the photos after the patient woke up


By Leila Merrill

BROOKHAVEN, Pa. — A Brookhaven Fire Company EMT was charged Saturday with indecently assaulting a patient and invasion of privacy.

The alleged incident happened on Aug. 25, CBS reported. Staff members at an urgent care facility on Route 352 called 911 because a woman was dizzy and experiencing chest pains.

Police said that during the transport, EMT Kevin Pressley, 24, was taking her vitals and photos of her bare chest.

"During the transport, it is alleged that an EMT caring for the victim in the back of the ambulance exposed the victim’s breasts and took photographs of her while she was in a semi-conscious state,” Brookhaven Police Chief Michael Vice said.

She allegedly woke up and surprised him.

The woman gave her account to police at Crozer Chester Medical Center.

According to the criminal complaint, Pressley admitted to an investigator that he pulled up the patient’s bra and took photos, panicked after she moved and deleted the images later, NBC Philadelphia reported.

Pressley was jailed. 

 

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