AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former employee of Children’s Hospital of Georgia is accused of sexual battery involving patients at the Augusta facility.
Authorities say 56-year-old Bernard Edwards of Hephzibah is scheduled to be arraigned next month in Richmond County Superior Court on charges of aggravated sexual battery, sexual battery against a hospital patient and simple battery.
An indictment returned this week accuses Edwards of sexually assaulting a girl Nov. 14, and another patient in 2010. He’s accused of inappropriately hugging and touching a boy in a third incident in 2012.
Georgia Regents University said Edwards was fired Jan. 8 from his job as a mental health technician.
The Augusta Chronicle reports that Edwards is free on bond. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach him at his Hephzibah residence on Thursday were unsuccessful.
Information from: The Augusta Chronicle.