Patient sexually assaulted paramedic in ambulance
Student Kenneth Freeman has been placed on the sex offenders register after carrying out a 'frenzied' attack on a female medic.
A patient asked a paramedic “would you like to be my mistress?” before sexually assaulting her in the back of an ambulance, a court heard.
Student Kenneth Freeman was being taken to hospital for a head injury when he attacked his 41-year-old victim in Glasgow's west end in July 2010.
The 19-year-old repeatedly punched the medic - who cannot be named for legal reasons - and shoved his face into her breasts in a frenzied attack.
When the ambulance eventually arrived at hospital, porters had to pull Freeman off the woman and out of the ambulance.
At Glasgow Sheriff Court Freeman, of Albert Road, Gourock, admitted assaulting the paramedic on July 6, 2010.
His lawyer Alasdair Hendry tried to argue that the assault was not sexual in a bid to stop Freeman being placed on the sex offenders register.
A proof in mitigation was heard but Sheriff John Baird said that there was “not the remotest of doubt” that the attack was sexual.
The court heard that Freeman had been on a night out at Viper nightclub in Great Western Road when he suffered a head injury and bouncers called for an ambulance.
The paramedic said that she decided to take Freeman to the hospital and she sat in the back with him while her colleague drove.
She then sobbed as she recounted what happened during the journey.
She said: “He asked me if I had ever been a mistress and said 'would you like to be my mistress?'.
“I told him he was being inappropriate and told him to stop but he didn’t.”
The witness added: “I felt very uneasy and then as we reached the bottom of Great Western Road, he took his seatbelt off and attacked me.
“He pinned me down and removed my fleece and ID badge and carried out a frenzied attack.
“I remember that there were repeated punches to my head and he was trying to bite me.”
“I was terrified, I thought he was going to kill me or rape me.”
The paramedic had to be treated for scratches to her head and an elbow injury and was off work for eight weeks after the attack.
Freeman told the court that he had no recollection of being in the ambulance at all.
The sheriff deferred sentence until next month for background reports and Freeman was released on bail and placed on the sex offenders register.