Former paramedic's sexual assault conviction appeal thrown out

(CP) - A former paramedic who was convicted in 2015 of sexually assaulting a senior citizen in her Nova Scotia home has had his appeal dismissed.

Judge Duncan Beveridge dismissed James Duncan Keats' application to have evidence heard at his 2014 Windsor trial deemed inadmissible.

Keats was working as a paramedic when he was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two corresponding counts of breach of trust in relation to incidents between September 1st, 2012 and May 26th, 2013.

He was found guilty in 2015 of one count of sexually assaulting a 71-year-old Mount Uniacke woman in her bedroom during a medical call, and in a separate trial in 2015, Keats was found guilty of groping two patients in two separate incidents in 2013.