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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.