Paramedic charged with indecent contact with student

Kenneth T. Mason

WEST GOSHEN — Township police  said Thursday, they have charged a paramedic with indecent contact with a minor — a student who was supposed to be on an educational ridealong.

Kenneth T. Mason, 50, of Wilmington faces charges of Corruption of a Minor and Indecent Assault.

Police began investigating Mason in August after reports of alleged misconduct involving a local minor — a male student participating in a career development ride-along program with the Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital Paramedic Unit.

After an initial investigation was conducted and the follow up investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division of the department.

Police said that during the summer of 2017, the student was participating in ride-along with Mason — a part-time paramedic for Chester County Hospital and a full-time flight paramedic with Jefferson University Hospitals. A ride-along is an arrangement for a civilian to spend a shift in the passenger seat of an emergency vehicle, observing the workday of a police officer, firefighter, or a paramedic.

The victim stated that he had considered Mason a mentor  as he had desired  to become a flight paramedic  as well.

The victim stated that on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at approximately 3:45 AM, Mason and the victim were on a ride-along and parked in a remote location within the 1000 block of Phoenixville Pike in the township to take a break. The victim stated that he had fallen asleep inside of the paramedic vehicle and at approximately 4:50 AM was awakened by Mason rubbing the victim’s genitals and making obscene comments about the actions. The victim stated that he was unaware and did not consent to the advances.

Mason is charged with Corruption of Minors and Indecent Assault.

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