Originally Posted Online: Oct. 05, 2012, 5:58 pm
Last Updated: Oct. 05, 2012, 9:28 pm

Illinois suspends license of Silvis doctor during sexual assault investigation

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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com

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.