This world is definitely in a serious state of misfortune when you can’t even trust the ambulance attendants to take care of you and perform their jobs. Who can you trust, when you can’t even trust the people you call upon when there is a serious emergency?
DALLAS (AP) — An investigation by The Associated Press found that over the past 18 months, at least 129 ambulance attendants across the U.S. have been accused of sex-related crimes on duty or off.
Some of them molested patients in the back of an ambulance, as was the case in an alleged Chattanooga incident.
The accused emergency medical technician allegedly gave a 30 year-old woman with minor injuries an extra dose of morphine and then completely undressed her in the back of an ambulance.
Across the U.S., EMTs have been accused in recent months of such crimes as rape, soliciting minors over the Internet and possession of child porn, according to an AP survey of the state agencies that oversee those professions.
Exactly how many of these EMTs were alleged to have committed their crimes on the job is unclear.
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