Off-duty EMT allegedly rapes 10-year-old girl in Queens

QUEENS — An off-duty emergency medical technician with the FDNY allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl early Sunday morning, police said.

Frantz Petion allegedly put this hand around the girl's throat and sexually assaulted her in the 103rd -precinct section of Queens around 3 a.m., officials said. The 25-year-old attacker was arrested and charged with rape, strangulation and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

He is a friend of the girl's family, police said.

The girl was taken to a local hospital.

No additional information was immediately available.

Petion has been suspended for 30 days without pay as the investigation continues, an FDNY spokesperson said. He has not yet been arraigned.