EMS worker faces sex charge

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Paramedic and firefighter charged with carnal knowledge of child

By Staff Reports

HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County emergency services worker has been charged with carnal knowledge of a child, according to information from the Carroll Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies charged Jason Lee Burnette, 31, after a complaint from the family of a child 13 to 15 years old, according to information from the sheriff’s office.
“The Virginia State Police was contacted by sheriff’s office investigators and asked to assist with the case after it was determined that Mr. Burnette was an employee of Carroll County,” the information said.
“Burnette is employed by Carroll County Fire and Rescue as a firefighter/paramedic and is also employed part-time by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher.”
Burnette also belongs to the Galax Volunteer Fire Department.
He was released on his own recognizance.