Ramey’s attorney Jon Paul Rion said the lawsuit is “frivolous, unfounded, lacking in any relation to truth,” and a “money grab.”
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Rion said investigators pored over Ramey’s files and found no connection between the images in question and his work for Dayton Children’s Hospital.
“If all the information were known to the people that filed this suit, they wouldn’t have brought it,” Rion said.
Dayton Children’s released a statement Thursday night, saying that: “Our process in caring for children who may be victims of sexual abuse is safeguarded and well established,” and that “the role which Greg Ramey formerly held is not now nor has it ever been a part of medical evaluations for suspected child sexual abuse.”
Below is the statement in full:
"We take all allegations seriously. The protection of the children in our care is always our highest priority. Our process in caring for children who may be victims of sexual abuse is safeguarded and well established.
Our standard of care requires that a medical provider specially trained in pediatric forensic examinations perform the evidence collection and obtain photos. The process also requires that a medical chaperone from Dayton Children's staff be present for the duration of this process. A psychologist is not in the room while a forensic exam is bring conducted. No photos are ever taken on a Polaroid, and photos are stored electronically. There is a documented chain of custody for evidence collected — meaning someone has to sign for the evidence each time it changes hands. Typically, this exchange occurs between a nurse and law enforcement or between a nurse and a public safety officer.
The role which Greg Ramey formerly held is not now nor has it ever been a part of medical evaluations for suspected child sexual abuse."
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The lawsuit filed Thursday, however, notes that the charges against Ramey include tampering with evidence.
“As a result, it is unknown whether those images recovered represent all photographs that Ramey created and/or possessed,” the lawsuit says.
Ramey was terminated in August and last month was indicted.
Prosecutors said the case involved 90 images involving at least 40 children younger than age 10.
Rion said the images are “provocative” but not pornographic.