The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation temporarily has suspended the license of a Moline doctor accused of sexually assaulting two patients.
According to the agency's website at idfpr.com, Dr. Norman F. Williams' license temporarily was suspended Aug. 27 "for immoral and unprofessional conduct, to wit: charged with the felony offense of criminal sexual assault of two patients during the course of treatment and/or examination of said patients."
Dr. Williams, 66, of Silvis, was charged Sept. 21 in connection with the events which allegedly happened this year and last year in Moline.
According to the agency's website, a temporary suspension is placed on a licensee when the agency director determines a professional licensee's continuation in practice could constitute an immediate danger to the public.
Professionals may not practice while temporarily suspended. A hearing must be held within 15 days of the suspension.
According to Rock Island County court records, a bond reduction hearing scheduled for Oct. 2 was continued until 3 p.m. Nov. 5.
Dr. Williams posted 10 percent of a $100,000 bond and was released.
According to Moline Police Lt. John Hitchcock, the investigation continues. Anyone with additional information is asked to call police at (309) 524-2158.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.