Paramedic accused of sexually assaulting patient found not guilty


MADISON, Wis. – A paramedic accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she was being taken to the hospital in an ambulance has been found not guilty.

Timothy Ovadal, 39, of Madison was charged with second-degree and fourth-degree sexual assault in May of 2019.

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A Janesville woman testified Monday that Ovadal touched her inappropriately and exposed himself to her while she was being transferred to Stoughton Hospital.

Ovadal’s attorney, Julia Westley, said the alleged assault didn’t happen and would have been seen by the defendant’s co-worker who was driving the ambulance, which was equipped with mirrors and a rearview camera so that the driver can monitor a patient in the back, the State Journal reported.

A Dane County jury found Ovadal not guilty on all counts Wednesday.