Local doctor charged with sexual assault

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A local physician has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault in Rock Island County, Illinois.

A spokesman for the Moline, Illinois Police Department said Norman F. Williams, 66, of Silvis, Illinois is accused of sexually assaulting two patients in two different incidents in his office during an examination.

"We had victims come forward that were patients of the doctor's and they're the ones who made the allegations of the sexual assault," said Detective Scott Williams.  "There may be more (alleged) victims."

Dr. Williams turned himself into police on Friday. He worked at Gastroenterology Consultants on Valley View Drive in Moline.

State records show his Illinois medical license carried a reprimand after he was previously disciplined for improperly prescribing controlled substances in Georgia.

A reprimand is a record of discipline but doesn’t usually affect the licensee’s ability to practice. 

Read:  Georgia Medical Board disciplinary action for Norman Williams

Dr. Williams is out of jail after posting the required 10% of his $100,000 bond. His Silvis house is currently up for sale.

Gastroenterology Consultants declined comment on the physician's status there, and referred WQAD to his attorney, William Gerry Schick, who did not return our phone call.

Moline Police are asking anyone with information about Dr. Norman F. Williams to contact their criminal investigations division at (309) 524-2158.