A PARAMEDIC cleared of sexually assaulting a drug-affected patient is shattered that Melbourne’s ambulance service won’t reinstate him.
Simon Howe, 32, was found not guilty of digital rape and indecent assault by the County Court this week and now wants his job back.
But the Metropolitan Ambulance Service yesterday claimed he was sacked for breaching his employment contract by not filling out an incident report. They said working for the MAS again was not an option.
Mr Howe yesterday said he had proved his innocence in court and was now being put through the added trauma of an unfair dismissal case.
“I’m devastated, shattered, my life has been turned upside down,” Mr Howe said yesterday.
“As far as MAS is concerned I was guilty. I have had to pay for the right to prove my innocence and I still have to pay today.”
Mr Howe said stricter security measures such as cameras were needed in ambulances to protect paramedics against false allegations or violence.
In the past I have said that false accusations of rape can ruin a man’s life only to have some of my friends of the feminist/leftist persuasion insist that once the accusation is proven false all will be sweetness and light for the accused man. Sadly for their argument the life of Simon Howe is actually dark and sour at this very moment. despite his being acquitted of the charge of digitally raping a woman. He now has to fight another court case to win back his job.
And is there any hint that the complainant will either be named and shamed or suffer any negative consequences for her false claims?
Not a sausage Comrades