A first responder accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Casco walked out of the Cumberland County Jail in Portland on Saturday after posting a $10,000 cash bail, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Police arrested Scott R. Mondor, 31, of Harrison, Wednesday after he was accused of gross sexual assault against a woman whose young daughter was ailing and required ambulance service twice within 24 hours.

As part of a Casco Rescue team, Mondor, an emergency medical technician, allegedly responded to the first two calls and then returned by himself the next day saying he needed to retrieve a medical instrument that had been left behind. On that final visit, police say he assaulted the woman after threatening the well-being of her toddler.

Mondor’s attorney, Robert Napolitano of Portland, said Monday that Mondor will plead not guilty.

“The version that they got is not the correct version,” Napolitano said. “He has no criminal record, and he will plead not guilty.” Napolitano said he expects Mondor’s grand jury indictment to happen in the next few weeks.

Drexell White, a licensing agent with Maine Emergency Medical Services, said Mondor completed a basic level of emergency medical training on Dec. 18, 2002, at what was then called Central Maine Technical College in Auburn.

White said his office has no record of where Mondor worked after being licensed.

“If he worked a short time for a given service, they may have never notified us that he was working for that service,” White said.

Holly Hancock, deputy chief of Casco Rescue, said last week that Mondor had some experience before Casco Rescue hired him in September, but she did not say where.

White said he cannot confirm whether his agency is conducting an investigation into Mondor but said general procedure after a licensed first responder is accused of a crime is to launch an internal investigation. After the inquiry is finished, the agency decides whether to revoke the person’s license, he said.

“There’s always a great concern from our office when a licensee has been involved in a criminal activity,” he said. “This is particularly heinous because this allegedly occurred as part of this person’s activities as an EMT.”

White said, however, that citizens should not be nervous about calling ambulance services in emergencies.

“There are a quarter of a million ambulance runs that occur in the state of Maine, and over 5,200 licensed EMS providers in the state,” he said. Mondor “is not the average EMT who volunteers untold hours every year for the local community and does an amazing job so that when someone picks up the phone, they always know that there is an ambulance for them.”



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