A 22-year-old ambulance employee suspected of groping and soliciting sex from a teenage girl being transported to a hospital was released from jail Saturday after posting a $75,000 bond.
Jason Dean Anderson of Wildomar was arrested and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on Friday on suspicion of multiple acts of felony sexual battery. Anderson was able to obtain the required bail, securing his release Saturday morning.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, on Friday afternoon, the suspect was riding in the back of an American Medical Response ambulance with the teen, whose identity was not disclosed, and who was being taken to a medical facility from an unspecified area of the southwest county region.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Frank Tiburzio alleged that during the ride, Anderson groped the girl, seeking sex acts from her inside the vehicle.
The victim reported the alleged assault, but it was unclear where and when.
Deputies took the suspect into custody without incident at about 6 p.m. Friday on Tanisha Court in Wildomar, according to jail records.
Background information on Anderson was not available, including his exact assignment and length of employment with AMR.