(HARTFORD COURANT) — HAMDEN— A paramedic was arrested Thursday on charges that he raped a patient in the back of an ambulance while she was being transported to the hospital on Dec. 25.

The victim is a 22-year-old woman who fell, hit her head and went unconscious during a holiday party, police said. An ambulance from American Medical Response was taking her to Yale-New Haven Hospital when she woke up and found the paramedic sexually assaulting her, she told police.

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