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Andrew Wheeler, a paramedic who raped a patient in her own home and sexually assaulted another in his ambulance while she was unable to breathe has been jailed for 21 years.
Wheeler displayed an ‘arrogance and a belief that he was untouchable and protected, as he saw it, by his paramedic’s uniform,’ the judge said.
He is 46 years old.
Raped Drunk Patient
The most recent offence came in 2018 when the defendant, from Mill Green, Warboys, was called to help a collapsed woman in Cambridgeshire while on duty as a single crew paramedic.
When he arrived it became apparent that the woman, who was at her friend’s house, was drunk, Peterborough Crown Court heard.
Wheeler sent away two other paramedics who arrived together in an ambulance, assuring them he had everything under control, then drove the woman to her own house where he raped and sexually assaulted her.
Jailed For 21 Years
Noel Casey, prosecuting, said the woman was ‘extremely intoxicated’ and was ‘unable to properly respond or even resist what he did to her, and he did these things while she was alone in her own home, the defendant having taken her there’.
He added: ‘There was a gross breach of trust.’
In a victim impact statement read to the court, the woman said: ‘I have no faith in the NHS and I’ve avoided seeing a paramedic and attending the hospital just because of what happened.’
She said she has flashbacks, adding: ‘I couldn’t handle dealing with life. I became a recluse.’
He was also found guilty of two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 in respect of a girl who was not a patient.
Judge Matthew Lowe added that Wheeler had shown ‘not a shred of remorse’ and said: ‘He’s demonstrated that he’s a manipulative sexual predator, willing to exploit for his own gratification the vulnerabilities of three separate (victims).’