Ex-children’s hospital worker accused of abuse
by Associated Press Wire
March 21, 2013 02:25 PM | 638 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

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.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides