• Jason Dean Anderson, 22, was arrested on March 25
  • He was charged with forced sexual penetration of a minor, sexual battery
  • Cops believe there might be other victims

An underage girl was sexually assaulted in an ambulance on her way to a hospital in California. The ambulance worker was arrested for soliciting sex from the minor while on duty, police said.

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Jason Dean Anderson of Wildomar, was arrested for allegedly assaulting the unidentified victim while she was riding in the back of an American Medical Response ambulance, in Riverside County on March 25.

The assault reportedly happened after the girl was picked up from an unspecified area of the southwest county region, as reported by CBS News.

Anderson was arrested from his residence on the same day and charged with forced sexual penetration of a minor victim and sexual battery. He was booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center on $75,000 bail, KTLA reported. A court has scheduled Anderson to appear for a hearing on June 21.

"It is alleged that while on-duty in the back of an ambulance, Jason Anderson sexually assaulted and solicited sexual acts from the teenage patient during a medical transport," the Sheriff’s department officials said in a news release Friday.

Meanwhile, American Medical Response (AMR) confirmed that the employee in question was put on leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. However, the agency has not revealed Anderson's position in the company or the duration of his work with them.

"The employee in question was placed on administrative leave during the course of our internal investigation and has not worked since the day the alleged incident took place. AMR will cooperate fully during the course of the sheriff's investigation," the agency said in a statement Monday.

Cops have not revealed the exact area of the county where the alleged assault took place, but the case is being investigated by deputies from the Southwest station.

The investigators believe that there may be other victims. Anyone with any information about the incident is requested to contact Wesley Martinelli from Southwest Sheriff's station at 951-696-3006.

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