Former ambulance employee accused of sexual assault

New job as fire chief in Alaska revoked

Update: 11:45 pm, 4/3/17, Monday

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- David Dunn was planning to leave Savoy to start a new career in Alaska. Now that he's charged with sexual assault, he won't be going anytime soon.

The former ambulance employee's new job offer is being revoked after investigators charged him with raping another man. Dunn is accused of drugging the victim using an IV and penetrating him.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office arrested Dunn Tuesday night. Officials in Alaska say Dunn was supposed to arrive there Monday. Now, he's not allowed to leave Illinois.

The state's attorney says this happened during Dunn's going-away party over the weekend. Investigators say Dunn slipped erectile dysfunction drugs into another man's drink, gave him an IV to treat nausea, then penetrated him.

The state's attorney says Dunn admitted to it all. The victim told investigators when he was drugged, he couldn't move or speak and could not give consent.

Dunn was arrested, his bond was set $500,000, his ability to leave the state revoked and his new employers unaware.

The city of Unalaska, Alsaka, hired Dunn to be its new fire chief.

City manager David Martinson's reaction was, "Shock. Disappointment. Unbelievable."

Martinson says the town's public safety department had been looking for a new fire chief since last summer, but after hearing about Dunn's charges, they're more than willing to re-open the search.  

"My real frustration is what he has done to an unsuspecting victim," says Martinson. "Our thoughts are with the victim. Him not being the fire chief is bad for us, but it pales in comparison to what he did to the victim in this case."

Authorities say Dunn used to work for Pro Ambulance. Dunn's personal Facebook page says he was a paramedic.

Martinson says Dunn was supposed to arrive in Anchorage Monday to meet the public safety director. 

Dunn is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault. If convicted, he face 4 - 15 years in prison for each. He's due back in court, April 18. 

Original: 2:43 pm, Monday, 4/3/17

CHAMPAIGN -- A former ambulance employee faces charges of sexual assault.

42-year old David Dunn, of Savoy, was arraigned Monday on two counts of criminal sexual assault; both class 1 felonies punishable by 4 - 15 years in prison.

Authorities say Dunn committed acts of sexual penetration with a victim who was unable to give knowing consent, Sunday.

Dunn, a former employee for Pro-Ambulance, was having a going away party. He was celebrating his new position as a fire chief in Alaska. Authorities say during the party, the victim was drinking.

It's alleged Dunn administered an IV to the victim to give him medication for nausea. The victim reported, after the IV, he was unable to speak or move and Dunn committed acts of sexual penetration without his consent.

Investigators say Dunn admitted putting an erectile dysfunction drug in the victim's drink without his knowledge, while administering the IV medication and also admitted performing acts of sexual penetration on the victim.

Dunn is being held on $500,000 bond. He was ordered to not have any contact with the victim and his request to leave the state was denied. He's due back in court April 18.


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