Police: Middletown EMT Facing Charges After Alleged Off-Duty Incident

Middletown Police have arrested an off-duty EMT, according to Sr. Lieutenant Christine Brenner.

Brenner said on February 18, 2021, Middletown Police responded to a residence in the Spring Mill Community for the report of a possible sexual assault. Brenner continued by saying that the elderly victim reported that a male claiming to be from the fire department entered her residence and touched her breast.

Brenner said the victim thought she was allowing a home health care nurse into her residence when she opened the garage door for the male. The male entered the residence and engaged the victim in conversation. At the conclusion of the conversation the male allegedly placed his hand in the blouse of the victim touching her breast, according to Brenner.

Brenner said John Pase, 48, of Newark, a member of the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown, responded to the victim’s residence approximately two weeks prior in his official capacity as an EMT. Pase allegedly returned to the residence on February 18, 2021 alone, off duty, and in his personal vehicle, according to Brenner .

Pase was charged with Unlawful Sexual Contact 3rd degree. He was arraigned and released on his on recognizance and also issued a no contact order with the victim.