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 Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.