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Paramedic sexually assaults teen girl in ambulance

By Mason White 12:16 PM January 11, 2015
John Franklin 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A paramedic was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual assault after sexually assaulting a girl inside his ambulance, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the trained paramedic who sexually assaulted three women under the guise of performing medical assessments, has been sentenced to serve 8 years in prison.

39-year-old John Franklin of Kent Avenue in Sittingbourne, was convicted of two counts of sexual assault by penetration on a teenager.

According to the police investigation, as a member of the St. John Ambulance service, Franklin asked his victim if he could perform a medical assessment on her in his private ambulance as part of his training.

While doing this, he carried out internal examinations and touched her intimately. Numerous experts told a court that none of these acts were necessary or part of his training.

Franklin was charged and following a trial was convicted of two counts of assault by penetration. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for the offenses of which he was convicted.

Detective Inspector Neil Kimber of the Kent Police said: “His victims bravely came forward and reported these violations, and it is important for them to see justice being served with the substantial prison sentence that the defendant has received. I would like to thank the victims for their bravery and commitment and hope that they will be able to rebuild their lives now that this sentence has been imposed.”