Nurse's Aid Had Prior Convictions

4-28-05 – First News has learned that a certified nurse’s aid charged with the sexual assault of a patient has prior convictions. 53-year-old Williard Douglas Adkins was convicted in 1984 of burglary and of forgery in 1997.

He's now accused of sexually assaulting a 50-year-old woman 4 times during the between Monday night and Tuesday morning. She was admitted Monday night suffering from diabetic shock - she could not move or speak until Tuesday morning. That's when she told a nurse what happened - but police weren't called in until the afternoon.

Today the hospital would not comment on the delay, but did say Adkins had passed a background check.