NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City fire department paramedic has been accused of sexually abusing a patient in his care.

Police say 36-year-old Karel Delgado was arrested Monday on charges of criminal sex act, sex abuse and forcible touching. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer who could comment.

Police say the abuse began around midnight Saturday night in the Bronx while the patient was being taken to the hospital.

Authorities say the EMT pulled down her pants and attempted to touch her. They say he also exposed himself before sexually abusing her.

The patient reported the incident after arriving at the hospital.

Delgado has been suspended without pay pending the investigation.