Firefighter accused of sexual assault in ambulance appears in court

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by WDJT Assignment Desk

RACINE COUNTY—A firefighter appeared in court Wednesday after being accused of sexually assaulting a teenager that he was called to help.

Captain Jodin Froeber of the Somers Fire Department was bound over for trial at his preliminary hearing in Racine County.

Froeber is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl that he was treating in the back of an ambulance in July of last year.

The teen told investigators that she was being transported because she had been having seizures.

She said that once inside the ambulance the seizures had stopped, but she was exhausted and couldn’t’ move.

She said that she was conscious and she felt Froeber touching her inappropriately and even possibly taking pictures.

An investigator took the stand and described what the girl told him.

"She advised that the caregiver during transport did lift up her shirt at which she heard a distinct shutter click from a phone or camera and then felt her shorts and underwear raised," said Racine County Sheriff Office investigator Brian Van Scyoc.

Froeber was charged with second degree sexual assault and if convicted faces up to 40 years behind.

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