Police: Sex assault inside West York Ambulance station
A man who used to work for West York Ambulance is free on bail, accused of sexually assaulting a co-worker last summer in the ambulance station.
Earl Don Stonebraker Jr., 34, now of Driftwood Drive in Boise, Idaho, is free on $25,000 bail, charged with the felonies of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, aggravated indecent assault without consent and sexual assault, and the misdemeanor of indecent assault without consent.
West Manchester Township Police allege Stonebraker assaulted a female co-worker on Aug. 15 and again on Aug. 24 at the ambulance company's 300 East Berlin Road building in the township.
Charging documents state that the two knew each other socially before working together at the ambulance company but had never been romantically or sexually involved.
Those documents allege Stonebraker in July sent the woman a photo of his penis and a video of himself masturbating through Snapchat, a mobile app that allows people to send videos and pictures that disappear a few seconds after being viewed. Police said the woman told them she didn't respond.
On Aug. 15, the woman was in the ambulance station's computer room, sitting at a terminal, when Stonebraker walked up behind her and grabbed her breasts, documents allege.
"She immediately stopped him and it went no further," lead investigator Detective Sean Conway wrote in charging documents.
In the radio room: Then on the night of Aug. 24, Stonebraker approached the woman again, this time in the station's radio room, police allege.
He grabbed her breasts and told her he wanted to "bend her over the desk" or go to the kitchen to have sex, then used one hand to unzip her pants while leaving the other hand on her breast, documents allege.
He put his hand inside her pants and penetrated her with a finger, leaving her with a vaginal abrasion, police said.
Charging documents state that the woman repeatedly told him to stop and tried to pull away. At that point Stonebraker allegedly grabbed her by the back of her head, pushed her down and forced his penis in her mouth. police said.
The woman was then able to pull away from Stonebraker and left the room, but he followed her and called her "chicken s—t" and a coward for not wanting a sexual encounter with him, according to documents.
She called police that night, then consented to a sexual assault examination at York Hospital, police said.
Snapchat messages? Documents allege that the woman told police she'd received a Snapchat message from Stonebraker shortly after their shift ended, this one referring to the incident.
The woman consented to investigators taking her cellphone to be examined forensically, police said. Early analysis showed the woman contacted "a trusted friend" shortly after one of the alleged assaults, telling the friend about it and "seeking advice about how to handle it," documents state.
In a Sept. 6 interview with police, Stonebraker claimed the woman initiated the encounter — that she approached him the night of Aug. 24 in the ambulance station, undid his pants and briefly performed oral sex on him before stopping and saying they shouldn't do that at work, documents state.
"He again completely denied ever touching her at all, forced or otherwise," Conway wrote in charging documents.
'Consistent, unwavering': "In the weeks that followed, (the woman) was brought into the DA's office for an additional interview," Conway wrote. "The details of her account remained consistent and unwavering."
The hospital exam also confirmed the presence of a vaginal abrasion, which was documented in photos, according to charging documents.
A message for Stonebraker's defense attorney, John Scheidemann, was not returned Thursday.
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