MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a 45-year-old Charleston County EMS employee is accused of sexually assaulting a female victim who was being transported in an ambulance.
Authorities charged Anthony Louis Green of Goose Creek with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Investigators arrested Green on Thursday as a result of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault that happened on the evening of June 10, 2011.
A police report states that the victim was inappropriately touched by a male subject while being transported in a Charleston County Ambulance, from Mount Pleasant to Roper Hospital in Charleston.
Officials say that Green has been suspended without pay. County officials say Green was hired by Charleston County in July of 1999 as a temporary EMS employee and became a full time employee in May of 2001.
Charleston County released the following statement:
"Charleston County Government has been notified of the arrest of an EMS employee, Anthony Green. Charleston County was made aware of the alleged incident on June 10, 2011 and immediately placed the employee on administrative duty with no patient contact under constant supervision, while an investigation by the Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department was occurring.
Upon the arrest, Green has been suspended effective immediately without pay. Charleston County EMS prides itself on providing excellent patient service and is deeply concerned about this situation. As such, Charleston County has been cooperating fully with the Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department throughout this process and will continue to do so."
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