A former county paramedic has been charged with fondling a female patient in an ambulance.
The Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted Michael Lamar Johnston, 40, of 6366 Stony River Dr., Harrison, on counts of sexual battery and unlawful photographing in violation of privacy.
A woman who was in the ambulance on July 25 said Johnston lifted her shirt, fondled her and took a picture of her private parts, thinking she was unconscious.
The indictment says Johnston "…did unlawfully and intentionally engage in sexual contact with (female) and the defendant knew or had reason to know that the victim was mentally incapacitated or physically helpless at the time of the offense."
Johnston, who was fired after the incident, last worked out of the EMS station on Highway 58.
He is set to appear before Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern on Sept. 17.