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Eugene-Springfield paramedic arrested on rape charges

Edward Blake is now in the Lane County Jail.

Posted: Sep 26, 2019 2:55 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2019 9:35 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A paramedic with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department is in the Lane County Jail, booked on rape and drug charges.

Fire department officials confirmed that Edward Blake, 43, is an employee of the department.

Springfield police say the investigation into Blake began on Sept. 11, when a woman reported she had been sexually assaulted and drugged.

Blake, who has a Cheshire address, is being held on a charge of first-degree rape and causing a person to ingest a controlled substance. He was taken into custody at his residence without incident.

The investigation is ongoing and Springfield police encourage anyone with information about this case to contact detectives at 541-726-3721.

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