Woman sexually assaulted by Montgomery Co. Fire & Rescue worker on way to hospital

WASHINGTON — A Montgomery County Fire & Rescue employee has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a woman who was a patient in an ambulance earlier this year, and then giving her his phone number.

Montgomery County police say Mario Arturo Obando-Rodriguez, 33, is charged with assault and sexual offenses for touching a woman inappropriately “under the pretense of providing medical treatment” while being transported to a hospital July 13.

Obando-Rodriguez has been charged with one count of second-degree assault and three counts of a fourth-degree sexual offenses.

Obando-Rodriguez was taken into custody on Nov. 30, and was released after posting $5,000 bond.

According to police, Obando-Rodriguez, of Gaithersburg, has worked with Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services  since 2013 and was with Fire Station 8 in Gaithersburg at the time of the assault.

Police ask members of the public with information on the incident to contact investigators at 240-773-6084.

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