The 22-year-old victim apparently fell and hit her head that morning, knocking herself out. The woman told police that while being transported to the hospital, she awoke in the ambulance to find the EMT sexually assaulting her. She indicated that she could not move because she was strapped to a stretcher. She contacted police immediately after her release from the hospital.
Investigators determined that 49-year-old Mark Powell was the paramedic who treated the woman in the ambulance and an arrest warrant was obtained.
Powell turned himself in Thursday on charges of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint. He was released on a $25,000 bond.Tags: American Medical Response, EMT, Mark Powell, Ohio, Rape, unlawful restraint