Budd Lake man charged with groping EMT following arrest in Byram Twp.
BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Budd Lake man is facing charges after he allegedly groped a female EMT volunteer following an arrest in Byram Township.
On Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m., township officer respond to the Shell gas station, located at the intersection of Route 206 and Waterloo Road, for a report of an intoxicated person refusing to leave the property, police said.
Upon arrival, it was determined that a former employee, Amrit Singh of Budd Lake, was at the business allegedly causing a disturbance and refusing to leave, police said.
Singh was advised that he needed to leave the property several times or face arrest and he refused. He was taken into custody and transported to headquarters where he was charged with defiant trespassing, police said.
After being charged, Singh was transported to an area hospital for treatment by the Lakeland Emergency Squad. After dropping Singh off at the hospital, a female volunteer EMT reported that he allegedly had groped her several times in intimate areas during the ambulance transport, police said.
The victim reported that Singh committed these acts while she was attempting to provide medical aid, police said.
Officers took witness statements and responded to the hospital. After Singh was medically cleared, he was arrested again and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with criminal sexual contact, police said.
Singh was lodged in the Sussex County Jail without bail, police said.