Paramedic charged with sex crimes

Three charges of aggravated sexual battery were filed Monday against a paramedic regarding an incident reported in December while he was working for Iola's ambulance department.

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May 25, 2023 - 1:44 PM

Adam M. Ferguson is facing sexual assault charges stemming from an incident that occurred in December while he was working as a paramedic with Iola’s ambulance service.

Ferguson, 42, is facing three charges of aggravated sexual battery, which were filed Monday in Allen County District Court.

According to court records, the victim was incapable of giving consent because of the influence of medication drugs. Paramedics are certified to dispense medication to patients.

The allegation was reported to the Iola Police Department in December, who requested assistance from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

City Administrator Matt Rehder confirmed Ferguson was placed on leave shortly after the investigation began, and that his employment was later terminated by the city.

In a news release, the KBI said Ferguson was taken into custody Monday afternoon from his residence, shortly after Allen County Attorney Jerry Hathaway filed the charges and an arrest warrant was issued.

The case remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KSCRIME, or the Iola Police Department at 620-365-4960.

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