A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman whilst she was in the care of a High Wycombe ambulance.
Alexander Hughes, aged 33 of Oakfield, Cwmbran, Torfaen in South Wales, was found guilty of four sexual offences against two victims following a trial at Aylesbury Crown Court on Thursday (18/10).
In July 2014, while working as an Emergency Care Assistant in High Wycombe, Hughes touched an 18-year-old woman inappropriately while she was being transported to hospital by ambulance.
He later messaged the woman via social media asking if she wanted to exchange indecent photographs of one another.
A second incident in Bristol
In October 2017, he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman in Bristol’s Motion nightclub.
At the time, he was employed as a first aider at the club, and was acting in this capacity at the time of the assault, neglecting to inform his employer of the police investigation into the High Wycombe incident.
He was charged on 16th November 2017 and was found guilty unanimously by a jury on Thursday (18/10) of one count of sexual assault by touching and three counts of sexual assault by penetration.
Investigating officer for Thames Valley Police, Detective Constable Jenna Wilde from Aylesbury police station, said:
“Hughes was in a position of trust and his actions caused tremendous distress to the victims.
“He also put them through the ordeal of a trial.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the two women involved in this case for their bravery and support.”
Investigating officer for Avon and Somerset Police, Detective Constable Liz Howell, said:
“Hughes is a predatory individual who used his position as a first aider to target women while they were particularly vulnerable.
“His victims were shocked to be assaulted by someone they had put their trust in and who they thought was there to help them.
”I am grateful to them for their bravery in supporting this case.”