A Madison paramedic faces felony sexual assault charges after allegedly touching a patient’s breasts while she was being transported to Stoughton Hospital in an ambulance.
According to a criminal complaint filed July 15 in Dane County Circuit Court, 36-year-old Timothy Ovadal faces up to 40 years and/or $100,000 in fines for the felony second degree sexual assault charge. He also faces a misdemeanor fourth degree sexual assault charge related to the May 8 incident.
The victim told officers the paramedic exposed himself to her during the transport in a Ryan Brothers ambulance and touched her right breast with his mouth and tongue, according to the complaint.
A nurse at Stoughton Hospital reported the victim “continued to get more emotional” during intake questions and told her about the assault, the complaint states.
The victim called the incident “humiliating,” according to the complaint, and advised that she was “too shocked and scared” to yell to the driver about what was happening.
“I can’t believe something like this was happening to me in the back of an ambulance,” she told police.
Ovadal allegedly whispered in her ear while exposing himself to her, including that he would “have to relieve himself when he gets back to the station,” the complaint states. He also told her he would “call her” when she was out of the hospital.
Ovadal denied exposing himself or touching the victim’s breasts, but DNA results indicated his saliva was present on her right breast.
Ovadal is scheduled for a status conference on Aug. 19, according to online court records.