A Gardner man is out on $10,000 bond after being charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery in Wyandotte County.
Dennis Clark, 47 of Gardner, is a nurse who worked at Providence Medical Center last May. Clark allegedly assaulted patients in the post-anesthesia care unit at the hospital on March 8, May 13 and May 19. He no longer works at the medical center, and state nursing board officials revoked Clark’s nursing license last week. He was licensed by the state of Kansas in 2001.
According to the revocation order, Clark allegedly rubbed a psychiatric patient in a sexual way while she was in the bathroom. In another incident, a second victim said that Clark penetrated her vagina with his fingers without a “medical reason to do so.” The revocation order alleges Clark ran his fingers over the pubic area of a third patient.
Clark is no longer employed at Providence Medical Center. Prior to working there, he was employed at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park.
Overland Park police investigated possible cases of sexual assault at Menorah in 2010 and 2011 when Clark worked there, but charges were never filed. Based on new information, Overland Park police are re-examining those cases.
Kansas City, Kan., police are investigating whether there are other possible victims. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (913)573-6020.
Clark’s next court date is set for Dec. 30 in Wyandotte County.
Gardner man charged with sexual battery