Chester County Paramedic Sexually Assaults Boy During Ride-Along, Police Say

A Chester County paramedic sexually assaulted a teen during a career development ride-along over the summer, West Goshen police said. 

Kenneth T. Mason, a 50-year-old full-time flight paramedic with Jefferson University Hospitals, who also worked as a paramedic for Penn Medicine in Chester County allegedly groped the victim after the teen had fallen asleep during an early morning shift in August. 

The victim reported he woke up to Mason "rubbing" his genitals and "making obscene comments," police said. 

The two had been paired through a Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital career-development program in which the victim would frequently ride with Mason during his shifts. The victim told police he considered Mason a mentor and aspired to follow in his footsteps. 

Mason, who lives in Wilmington, Delaware, is facing charges of corruption of a minor and indecent assault. He is on leave pending the outcome of an investigation, Jefferson said. 

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