Nova Scotia

Former paramedic James Duncan Keats won't be tried on final sex assault charge

A charge of sexual assault has been withdrawn against former paramedic James Duncan Keats.

Keats currently in jail following convictions for sexually assaulting three other women

Paramedic James Duncan Keats was charged with sexual assault in May 2013. (CBC)

A former paramedic convicted of sexually assaulting patients while on the job won't face trial on a final allegation.

James Duncan Keats, 50, had a single charge of sexual assault withdrawn against him on Dec. 10, the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service confirmed Friday afternoon.

Keats, who was a paramedic for 20 years before he was fired, has already faced two sexual assault trials. 

In June, he was found guilty of raping a 71-year-old woman in her home. 

On Dec. 3, a jury found Keats guilty of sexually assaulting two women who were patients in 2013. He was found not guilty of two other counts of sexual assault related to two other women. 

Keats, 50, is currently undergoing a long-term offender assessment at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 25, and if he is designated a long-term offender he would be under close supervision for a longer period after his prison time.