A Sacramento firefighter/paramedic turned himself in after a warrant for his arrest was issued on Monday, reported KCRA.
Jared Evans, 32, was charged with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery, the Sacramento Fire Department said. Evans was booked into a jail and released on $3,000 bail.
Evans was charged following an incident on April 1 wherein Evans allegedly touched a 19-year-old woman’s breast while he was on duty. “When these allegations were brought to the attention of fire administration, we immediately notified the office of public safety and accountability and requested a full law enforcement investigation,” Sacramento Fire Chief Walt White said.
According to court documents, Evans was treating the unidentified 19-year-old woman after she had a seizure. While the woman was in the ambulance on the way to a hospital, Evans allegedly removed her breast from her bra. His action occurred in front of a Sacramento Fire Department paramedic intern who later reported the incident, according to the court documents.
The court documents say that while the woman was "completely unresponsive to pain and verbal commands,” Evans slid his hands down her shirt, pulled out one of her breasts from her bra, then slid the woman's breast back into her shirt. Evans then told the intern, "Sorry man, I had to."
The intern reported the incident to a supervisor on April 16 and police began investigating on April 18.
When the woman was questioned about the incident, she revealed that, although her eyes were closed and she was unresponsive, she could hear and feel everything. According to police, the woman could hear Evans say she has big breasts. She then felt a hand go down the top of her shirt and pull out her breast.
Evans was questioned by police on April 28 and denied inappropriately touching the patient, according to the documents.
Evans is a two-year veteran of the Sacramento Fire Department. He has been on paid administrative leave since April 21.
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