Man accused of sexually assaulting immobile hospital patient

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
William Harpley (WRDW-TV)

William Harpley (WRDW-TV)

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Wrens man has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a hospital patient who is unable to speak or move.

A witness said she walked into the victim's hospital room at Select Specialty Hospital on the night of Feb. 21 and saw 68-year-old William Harpley on top of the 69-year-old victim.

Harpley told investigators he was having problems with his heart and was taken to a different hospital to be checked out. He was later taken into police custody.

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