Five patients have claimed they were touched inappropriately by Moline gastrologist Norman F. Williams, police testified on Tuesday.
Mr. Williams, 66, of Silvis, has pleaded innocent to six counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of criminal sexual abuse.
One male and four females, one claiming the assaults occurred on three separate occasions, have told police they were sexually fondled by the doctor during a patient visit, Moline Police Detective Marcella O'Brien testified at a preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court.
Mr. Williams' license was temporarily suspended by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, beginning in August. He remained out on bond on Tuesday evening and is due to appear in court on Dec. 20 for a pretrial conference.
Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2013. There are 195 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The treasurer of Mercer County has been instructed to sell all thespecie now in the treasury for the highest premium in legal tender and to report same atthe next board meeting. 1888 -- 125 years ago: J.S. Freeman has been elected president of the Recreation Club ofthe Rock Island YMCA. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Rock Island voters will decide next Tuesday on the proposal toconsolidate with South Rock Island Township. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The Rev. Frederick J. Rolf will round out his 30th year as pastor ofthe Evangelical Church of Peace at Sunday worship services. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Dennis Kelly, of Moline High School, has been named a winner inTime Magazine's 27th annual current affairs contest. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Martin Luther King Community Center will participate in theSummer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to all children 18years of age and younger.