Riverside ambulance worker arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting teenage patient
A Riverside ambulance employee was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage patient, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Jason Anderson, 22, of Wildomar is an employee of American Medical Response (AMR) transportation company. While he was working in the ambulance, he sexually assaulted and solicited sexual acts from a teenage girl, investigators said. The victim was a patient being transported for a medical call, according to Sgt. Frank Tiburzio.
A spokesperson for American Medical Response said the company is fully cooperating with the Sheriff’s Department investigation.
“We were informed of an alleged incident involving an AMR Riverside employee. Following an internal investigation of the allegations, the incident was reported to the Riverside Sheriff’s Department for further review,” the company said in a statement. “The employee in question was placed on administrative leave during the course of our internal investigation and has not worked since the day the alleged incident took place.”
Anderson was booked into jail on sexual assault-related charges Friday and is being held on $75,000 bail.
Authorities believe there may be additional victims who have not come forward and encouraged anyone with information to contact investigator Wesley Martinelli at (951) 696-3006.
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