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Plea Deal Accepted By EMT Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Patient

An emergency worker for a local ambulance service accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in his care pleads guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery and receives a sentence of 12-months of probation.

29-year old Morris Ju’Morris Singleton will also have to give up his EMT license during the probationary period and have a psycho sexual evaluation.

Allegations were filed in November of 2015 against Singleton after he was accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl who was being transported to Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica.
He was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a hospital patient who was in his care in January of 2016.

“Under OCGA 16-6-5-1, Singleton meets the criteria of having a patient under his care or control,” CCSO Capt. Jeff Richards explained at the time of arrest. “Any touching of sexual nature is prohibited under this code section while the patient is under the providers care or control.”

According to court documents, while in the ambulance with the victim, the defendant suggested that he and the teen should get drinks and a hotel room together, and told the victim that she can give him some of that “red-velvet sugar.” He also reportedly touched her on the buttocks and gave the victim his phone number.

Since the new agreed-to charge is a misdemeanor, Singleton will not have to register as a sexual offender.

The district attorney’s office has notified the state licensing board of the accusations against singleton.