Former WNJ nurse arrested for allegedly molesting patient

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

ANNA, TX - A former Sherman nurse is accused of molesting a patient while he was in the hospital. Grayson County sheriff's investigators say they arrested Mark Allen Murphy at his Anna home Friday.

Sherman Police say in February a male patient reported Murphy fondled him while he was a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ Hospital nearly two years ago.

Murphy is no longer employed by the hospital. Police say they expect the case to go before a grand jury. He's free on $50,000 bond.

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  • by reply to janice on Jun 28, 2012 at 04:22 PM
    Nurses and doctors are not perfect just like anyone else in this world. There are some good in both fields as well as bad but we are all humans and need to quit jumping the gun to put other people down.
  • by nurse on Jun 28, 2012 at 04:18 PM
    thanks Jimmy for saying how good Mark was to you. Everyone Doesnt know Mark and they should give him the benefit of doubt to proven guilty. Nurses are caregivers and deserve the respect as anyone else. Mark is a very kind and caring person and has always been a friend. Hang in there Mark
  • by Jimmy Location: Texoma on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:59 AM
    I was a patient for over 2 months recently and Mark was one of my everyday nurses. He was nothing but kind and professional to me and the other folks I witnessed him care for. Just keep in mind folks....INNOCENT until proven guilty. Being accused doesn't make you either. You would want the same courtesy.
  • by Janece Location: Whitesboro on Jun 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    Obviously the people that doubt this happen are the same people that think hospitals and doctors are all knowing. Stuff like this happens all too often. Like the surgeons that make fun of their female patients after they are under anesthesia. You people need to take off your rose colored glasses.And since when is 51 considered Elderly?? I have enough stories to fill a book.
  • by CK on Jun 21, 2012 at 05:33 AM
    I believe I know who broke the story to the media. Someone didn't think their parent was getting the Justice they should. So you decided to let everyone know. What you didn't know was that Mark had a lot of people supporting him. I guess you didn't get what you wanted. Like you said many times the truth will come out.
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      by Concerned on Jun 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM in reply to CK
      I didn't break the story for my father. It was his choice, and I told him I'd support him no matter what. Mark can have all the support he can muster, but he doesn't changed what he did. But when the truth comes out, will you still support him? I'm interested to see. I wonder how many other people that have been convicted, of crimes like these, had the same support as Mark seems to have?
  • by B Location: Gainesville on Jun 18, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    Do any of you honestly think that it was 2 years before he reported it? Have any of you dealt with any legal matters. Thats not how things work. You can go file charges on anyone, the fact is - the police dont just run out and pick them up- There has to be an investigation, evidence, ect. Stop and think before you make accusations or take sides. It is obvious that as a nurse, youre gonna stick together, of course you dont want your career bashed. Some of you do it to help people- and there are some that are in the WRONG field- just like any other profession. I dont personally know mark, I dont personally know the person that accused him of molestation. This trial wil probably take a long time- however, may justice come to the guilty.
  • by Texoma Nurse on Jun 15, 2012 at 01:34 PM
    Nurses have to touch patients to take care of them and should not have to worry about stupid people, making stupid allegations because he or she is doing their job. Hang in there Mark the truth will come out. I would like to know my family is being taken care of by a nurse that is not afraid to do their job. It is sad to think nursing will suffer because of stupid things like this.
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      by Concerned on Jun 15, 2012 at 08:24 PM in reply to Texoma Nurse
      Did you just call my father stupid? If so, you should reconsider your position. You have ever right to your opinion, but when that opinion is based on partial, or no facts, you should in fact remain quiet. Imagine that your father had this done to him, and people were calling him stupid. Or, what if I did something to your father, but people that know me, say that I'd never do that. Does it make it any less likely that your father would be a liar? My father is not a liar, nor is he making this up. It sucks that someone you know would be capable of this, and even harder to let yourself believe it. So, if you Nurses want to support him, feel free. When he is convicted, know what kind of person you chose stand by.
  • by Concerned Location: Texas on Jun 15, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    My father is the victim, and Mark Murphy is the accused. Please, don't make it seem my father is the bad guy here. Yes, people make false claims for money. My father works hard, and wouldn't put himself in public view as a victim of sexual assault by another man, unless it happened. How many of you men out there would put it out there for all the public to know that you were sexually assaulted by another man, and couldn't do anything to stop it? There's no money in it. My father is in his 50s, and many of you know men that age or older. It's not how they were raised to go around and publicly accusing other men of sexual assault. Is it?
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      by Nurse on Jun 15, 2012 at 11:08 PM in reply to Concerned
      I suppose only female nurses should take care of male patients so that they won't feel they have to report abuse since it would be okay for a woman to give them their bathes and rub their backs which is all a part of the nurses job.
  • by Concerned Location: Texas on Jun 15, 2012 at 08:29 AM
    The man that reported Mark is directly related to me. I don't appreciate all the opinions with only partial information. Let me clear this up a bit. Almost 2 years ago my father, 51 at the time was hospitalized, he was given drugs for his pain, and after the things that happened with Mark, which will come out in court, my father did report it. The hospital staff did not believe him. WNJ's said they would take care of it. 1 1/2 years later, Mark was put on probation. WNJ's never reported to police. When my father found out the police were never called he went a gave great detail to what happened. Far more than "bathing". So, if you support Mark, keep up when the case goes to trail. See how well you thought you knew this man.
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      by Also concerned on Jun 15, 2012 at 11:23 PM in reply to Concerned
      I'm just do you have all the right information...were you there when all this witnessed what happened to your father? It's one man's word against the other. What makes you think everything you know is correct? Bad mouthing Mark isn't going to help anything!
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        by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2012 at 02:03 AM in reply to Also concerned
        My father is an honest man, he doesn't come from money. Do you think your father, if he accused someone of the same crime, would do so? I trust my father, I've been there through the ups and downs, and two divorces. Fighting for custody, when all my mother wanted was money. For being there, no, I was not there the day it happened. However, I went to visit him the next day at the hospital, I did not know it had happened yet, and my father wasn't acting like himself. I asked him several times if he was okay, and if anything was wrong. He kept saying no. He did eventually tell me. Image it happening to you, and how would you explain that to your children.
  • by A nurse on Jun 14, 2012 at 08:50 PM
    Nurses have to do things no else would even think about doing to take care of person. Like cleaning the area even when it is in a very private location. Maybe that is what this man this man doing and the "victim" had a problem with another man doing that. The truth will come out in end.
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