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Man, 72, charged with sexually abusing CFD paramedic in ambulance

Roy U. Hall | Chicago Police

A 72-year-old man has been charged with sexually abusing a Chicago Fire Department paramedic while he was being taken to a hospital after he was injured in a crash Wednesday night on the South Side.

Roy U. Hall was charged with felony counts of aggravated battery of a protected employee and attempted criminal sexual abuse, according to Chicago Police. His bail was set at $250,000 at a court appearance Friday.

About 9:20 p.m., Hall was being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after a crash near 33rd Street and King Drive when he “battered and sexually abused” the 36-year-old woman who was treating him in the ambulance, police said.

The paramedic suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital, police said.

Hall was expected to appear in court again on Tuesday.