Former nurse charged with second sexual assault - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Former nurse charged with second sexual assault

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

September 26, 2003

Albany--Albany police charged a former nurse with a second count of sexual assault of a person in custody, and they want to know if there are other victims.

Two women claim 55-year Larry Maxie Atkins touched them inappropriately while they were patients at Palmyra Medical Centers.  They complained to hospital staff. 

By law, the hospital is obligated to report abuse allegations against elderly or disabled people to Adult Protective Services, prosecutors, or police. We know the hospital did not notify police or the district attorney. No one at Palmyra will tell us if they contacted anyone within the Department of Human Resources. Palmyra C-E-O Allen Golson released a statement today saying the hospital will cooperate with law enforcement, but no hospital representatives would answer any questions.

In July a 78-year old woman went to police and reported the assault she says happened in June. Investigators arrested Atkins last month. When we aired that story, a 56-year old former Palmyra patient told police Atkins assaulted her in May. Investigators charged him with that crime yesterday.

Albany Police Lt. Kenn Singleton said, "In the event that there are other victims out there, we'd like for them to contact the Albany Police Department or they can call the District Attorney's office, but we want them to come forward."

Atkins posted five thousand dollars bond immediately after his arrest yesterday and never went to jail. Albany Police want any other possible victims to call them at 431-2123.

 

story posted at 10:30 p.m. by ben.roberts@walb.com

 

Powered by WorldNow