Shocking: Former CT Paramedic Faces Sentencing Over Sexual Assault in an Ambulance

The 22-year-old victim was unconscious

In a shocking crime, a former 51-year-old paramedic from North Haven is scheduled to be sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a drunk unconscious woman in an ambulance in Hamden. 

Mark Powell, 51, is scheduled to be sentenced in Superior Court, New Haven Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault, the New Haven Register reports via the Associated Press. 

Powell responded to a party in Hamden early Christmas morning in 2011 where a 22-year-old woman fell and hit her head while dancing. 

Jackie June 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Although they appear more sophisticated, young people today are way more naive than we were (I'm 51). They don't understand how dangerous it can be to become drunk or physically unconscious. While I still think people are generally good, there are bad people among us, always. This guy is a low-life sexual offender. I'm sure this was NOT his 1st offense. He should serve 2-3 years in jail and be barred from all "helping people" jobs forever. Pig. Everyone needs to read 1 newspaper a day. HARD NEWS for reality sake. Not fluffy celebrity trash. Young people are very insulated and have a very warped sense of reality, in general. They don't want to hear anything "bad." Their lack of reality scares me. My heart does go out to this young woman.
Porter gladstone June 10, 2014 at 11:08 PM
Walter Casey advocates for these paramedics. Hmmm.
Robert Homer June 11, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Hope the JERK injoys his time in jail
dizickle June 12, 2014 at 09:58 PM
Why didn't anyone ride in the ambulance with her? Where were her friends? Noone even followed the ambulance? Sounds strange to me.
mjk June 15, 2014 at 08:49 AM
He deserves the consequence. What he did is an offense and assault to the whole community. Stories like this are not forgotten and can cause "mental illness", making people paranoid, fearful and untrusting of professionals (which sadly, can make the fearful person the threat or danger). It's a bunch of twisted crazy making. So yeah, he deserves the consequence. Let all service professionals remember, when you deal with any one individual citizen you're actually dealing with the entire public community. Take care (which actually means GIVE care).


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