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Mississippi ex-paramedic sentenced for sexually assaulting people in ambulance


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A former Mississippi paramedic has been sentenced to 40 a long time in jail without having parole, weeks following he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting sufferers in ambulances as they ended up remaining taken to hospitals.

James Lavelle Walley, 57, of Leakesville, apologized to his victims through his sentencing listening to Monday, the Sunshine Herald noted.

“I’m inquiring you, begging you to forgive me,” Walley explained as the women and some of their family members cried in the courtroom.

Circuit Choose Robert Krebs stated he was not swayed by Walley’s apologies.

“He should be in his late 90s right before he’d ever be suitable to get out,” District Legal professional Angel Myers McIlrath mentioned Monday.

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Walley pleaded guilty May perhaps 9 to three counts of sexual battery and two counts of touching a kid for lustful needs.

McIlrath explained Walley committed the crimes amongst 2016 and 2019 when functioning as a qualified paramedic for ASAP Ambulance. The business serves clients in Alabama and Mississippi, and it fired him.

A former Mississippi paramedic has been sentenced to 40 years with no parole for assaulting patients.

A former Mississippi paramedic has been sentenced to 40 a long time with no parole for assaulting clients.

Each and every time the assaults happened in an ambulance, Walley was in the again, the ambulance drivers did nothing to intervene and they denied knowledge of the attacks, courtroom records confirmed.

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Krebs on Monday informed the victims he was sorry they experienced faced question from some law enforcement officers or other people in the criminal justice program.

“My apologies that you weren’t considered,” the decide said.

Walley experienced no prison heritage in advance of his arrest.

In every felony circumstance, victims are described as vulnerable simply because they had a health care situation that expected unexpected emergency treatment when Walley attacked them. McIlrath mentioned Walley raped a expecting affected person in an ambulance in 2018 as she was currently being taken to a medical center, and the lady had a miscarriage several hours afterwards.

Additional specifics were discovered in civil lawsuits filed on behalf of at the very least older people who explained Walley assaulted them all through crisis visits to south Mississippi hospitals. The civil conditions have been settled and dismissed.

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