GLOVERSVILLE - A former emergency medical technician for the Ambulance Service of Fulton County who also worked as a city firefighter was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for touching women in a sexual manner while they were being treated in an ambulance.
Donald Frye also was sentenced to three years of probation and must stay away from the victims for three years. He waived his right to appeal.
Frye was charged with two counts of forcible touching in two separate alleged incidents - one in 2011 and the other last year - in which women told police they were touched in a sexual manner while they were patients in an ambulance.
He was sentenced based on one charge of forcible touching.
District Attorney Louise Sira said the maximum sentence for forcible touching could have been 60 days in jail and three years of probation.
"It is not uncommon for somebody to plead to one [charge] in full satisfaction provided the other victim's getting an order," Sira said.
The attorney representing Frye, Peter J. Moschetti Jr. of Latham, said his client's sentence was "pretty straight forward" and declined further comment.
Mayor Dayton King said the Fire Department placed Frye on leave without pay Feb. 7 for 30 days, but because of civil service law, Frye was put on paid leave in March.
However, King said, Frye resigned from the Fire Department in June.
Howard Hime, manager of the Ambulance Service of Fulton County, said Frye was terminated after he was arrested.
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