Former Ambulance Attendant Behind Bars

Saturday, August 26th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

An ambulance attendant is spending time in jail.

Police say a man supposed to offer comfort and medical treatment to a 14-year-old girl with a broken leg on her way to the hospital, instead, molested her.

They arrested 30-year-old Jack Miller after investigating the case for more than a year.

Former ambulance driver Jack Miller was taken to jail Friday night on two felony complaints of lewd molestation and rape by instrumentation after a 14-year-old girl accused him of improperly touching her during an ambulance ride.

The girl told police the incident took place while she was being taken in an ambulance run by a Broken Arrow company called Life Stat.

Police say the victim was taken to a Cleveland hospital after a four wheeler accident where she broke her leg. It was there the ambulance picked her up and took her to Tulsa. Police say on that half hour ride the only people in the back of the ambulance were the victim and Jack Miller.

"The patient was sedated because of a femur fraction and because of her pain. But, she was very coherent whenever she was taken to the hospital here in Tulsa," says Cindy Massey, Tulsa Sex Crimes Detective.

The 14-year-old told police that the drowsiness and leg splint kept her from being able to move away from him.

She also told detectives that Miller seemed shocked when they arrived at the Tulsa hospital and he realized she had been awake during the ride.

"The first thing she said was she was asked how are you doing and she said everything is fine except for the man in the ambulance that was touching me inappropriately,” says Massey.

It was at that time the investigation began.

Detectives say Miller was cooperative and took himself out of his current job to become a dispatcher.

However, police say his stories about the transport weren't consistent throughout the investigation and they were able to get plenty of evidence to back up the victim's claims.

The ambulance company Life Stat didn't have any comment Saturday.

The ambulance driver told police that he couldn't see anything going on in the back of the ambulance.