An off-duty FDNY medic is accused of choking and raping a 10-year-old girl in a Queens home early Sunday, police said.
Frantz Petion, 25, is a friend of the victim’s family, according to cops.
The girl was sleeping in a home along 202nd St. in Hollis at about 1:20 a.m. when Petion grabbed her by the throat and raped her, police said.
The child reported the alleged attack to police and cops arrested Petion just after 3:15 a.m. on rape, strangulation and child endangerment charges.
Petion’s distraught mother, Sarah Petion, 55, said her son is being set up, and that a group of men at the girl’s home beat him badly enough to send him to a hospital.
Petion was drinking at a friend’s birthday party when he went upstairs to find a bathroom, his mom said.
Instead, she said, he stumbled upon the girl’s bedroom after hearing her crying, she said.
“A whole bunch of guys came in and attacked him,” his mother said as she waited for her son’s arraignment in Queens Criminal Court.
“He said he didn’t do anything to the girl,” she said. “He looked at her and asked her if she’s all right. They didn’t want to hear nothing. They just attacked him.”
Petion has been suspended without pay for 30 days, the maximum allowable penalty, FDNY spokesman James Long said Sunday.
Sarah Petion called her son a caring, “churchgoing person.” Petion became an EMT two years ago, his mom said.
“This is something he wanted to do all his life,” she said.
Petion is the second FDNY medic to be charged in a sex crime in the past week and a half.
On Feb. 23, cops arrested EMT Michael Seebrat, 46, accusing him of kissing and licking the breasts of an unconscious woman in his ambulance last year.
Seebrat denied the allegations and said the 24-year-old woman made up the tale so she could sue the city.