Connecticut Paramedic Being Arraigned For Rape

NEW HAVEN, CT (CBSNewYork) – Instead of attending to the welfare of the unconscious female patient in the back of an ambulance, paramedic Mark Powell is charged with raping the 22-year-old woman.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Powell, who is charged with first degree sexual assault, admitted to touching the woman inappropriately, say police.

But Powell’s attorney, Norm Pattis says wants to see the tapes.

“I don’t want to hear from the police that they don’t have video or audio tapes. Everybody in this country’s got a cell phone in their pocket with a record button,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Pattis says his client is devastated by the charges against him.

He’ll enter a plea of not guilty this morning in New Haven Superior court.

  • rurbanite

    Another “news” story with a clip-art photo of an ambulance that could have been in Nebraska or Australia. So many “news” stories these days rely on stock photographs. To add credibility, this story should have a picture of the East Haven ambulance involved in the incident. Whatever happened to responsible journalism in this era when “it’s good enough” is the mantra?

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