PA EMT Arrested For Sexting Underage Patient

A Pennsylvania EMT is facing criminal charges for sending inappropriate electronic content to an underage female patient.

Joshua Patterson is accused of sending a sexually-explicit photo of himself to a 15-year-old girl he treated after an accident on November 15, 2018. Following the accident Patterson made contact with the girl on Snapchat and continued conversing with her after she reminded him she was only 15. Patterson, age 21, was working for Noga Ambulance at the time.

 

 

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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