Updated: EMS worker charged with Rape

By Laura Ann Sills - email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Meriwether County EMS Lieutenant is in jail charged with raping a first responder.

Troup County Sheriff's deputies arrested 50 year old Randall Wright Friday night after a complaint of an alleged sexual assault.

Chief of Meriwether Emergency ServicesThomas Chapman said the department is taking this case seriously because emergency workers deal with people at their most venerable.  A first responder is someone trained to assist paramedics on calls.  Officials say it happened when they were both off-duty.

Wright is currently being held in the Troup County Jail without bond.

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