The New York Post reported an EMT was arrested for crimes committed while working for Brookhaven Fire Company Ambulance located at 2 Cambridge Rd # 52, Brookhaven, PA 19015.
According to the police report, 24-year-old Kevin Hakeem Pressley has been accused of exposing a female patient's breast and taking a picture while in the back of an ambulance. The victim was said to be "semi-conscious" at the time of the abuse. She filed a report with the police, who began investigating on Friday, August 26, 2022. Pressley was arrested on Saturday and is facing charges that include indecent assault, invasion of privacy, and other related charges.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent has years of experience filing civil lawsuits for victims sexually assaulted by an emergency responder. Brian recently discussed when victims could sue for being assaulted by an EMT.
"Emergency responders and medical professionals are trusted and respected by those around them. Ambulance companies have a duty to keep their patients safe during transit. This not only includes safe driving but also safe from preventable dangers like abuse. They should make sure to conduct background checks on all employees, keep working cameras within the vehicle, and report any misconduct. Sexual predators that take these positions can exploit their victims due to the trust and power of the position. The employer could be found negligent if they neglected to maintain basic safety procedures."
"Too often, sexual assault or misconduct could have been prevented if not for the negligence of the employer. If an emergency responder team failed to investigate past complaints about an employee who later was charged with sexual abuse, they could be considered negligent. Negligent security allows a victim to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator's employer. To determine the right course of legal action, victims should consult with an experienced sexual assault lawyer."