- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man charged with sexually abusing several patients while working as a nurse at a clinic near Portland has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2lEI7u2) that 38-year-old Alex Woolner was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to several charges, including sexual abuse and attempted kidnapping.

Police say Woolner had inappropriate contact that was sexual in nature with patients at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Beaverton.

He is accused of persuading patients to undergo unnecessary breast and pelvic examinations and accessing medical records to get one of their cellphone numbers.

Two women have filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente over claims of negligence.



Woolner had resigned while under investigation and surrendered his nursing license in March 2016.

He didn’t make any statements at his sentencing.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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