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Ambulance worker not guilty of sexually assaulting patient

RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - A Kenosha County ambulance worker has been found not guilty of having sexual contact with a woman who was being taken to a hospital for a seizure.

Jurors in neighboring Racine County deliberated for an hour before acquitting 38-year-old Jodin Froeber of Somers of third-degree sexual assault. He cried after the verdict and said he lost his home, car, and dog while defending charges he knew were false.

Prosecutors claimed that Froeber fondled a 20-year-old female patient, lifted her skirt, and took pictures while she was under medication while heading to a Racine hospital in 2011. Authorities said the woman was taken from a Girl Scout camp in Kenosha County following her seizure.

The woman testified that she heard two clicks from a cell-phone camera while in the ambulance, and she felt a man’s hand going down her pants. Prosecutors said it had to be Froeber, since he was the only attendant in the back of the ambulance at the time.

The defense, though, said Froeber’s phone did not have the woman’s photos – and his DNA did not match what was found on the victim.