Wednesday December 2nd, 2015 12:12AM

Athens doctor accused in sex assault gets probation

By The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) A suspended Athens doctor accused of sexually assaulting a sedated patient has been sentenced to probation.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports 52-year-old Mark Alan Adams was sentenced in Clarke County Superior Court late last week.

The grand jury that presented Adams' case dropped charges of sexual assault and instead indicted him on two counts of making false statements.

Adams was found guilty of lying to investigators about having sexual contact with the patient and lying about never being alone with the patient in his office after hours.

Adams' attorney Edward Tolley says his client has always denied accusations of sexual assault and has said the sex was consensual.

Adams was sentenced to five years of probation and the judge ruled that he can't obtain a medical license for three years.

© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 11 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 11 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 11 months ago )
Local/State News
Cornelia proceeds with $500,000 vehicle purchases
The City of Cornelia soon will have 15 new vehicles providing service to its residents.
11:31PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Divided Gainesville Council rejects Stormwater Management and funding plan
By a vote of 3-to-2, the Council rejected the much-discussed Stormwater Management Plan and Enterprise Fund. The Enterprise Fund is the component that would provide funding for the Management Plan.
10:13PM ( 1 hour ago )
Brooks wins run-off to claim Ward 3 seat on Gainesville City Council
Barbara Brooks is Gainesville's newest city council member after winning Tuesday's runoff election to claim the Ward 3 seat on the council.
9:33PM ( 2 hours ago )
Banks, Hall Co. authorities seek armed and dangerous suspect
Hall County and Banks County authorities are actively searching for a suspect they said is armed and dangerous.
9:09PM ( 3 hours ago )
Missing Gwinnett Co. girl found safe
Gwinnett County police have located an 8-year-old girl that had been reported as missing Tuesday evening.
9:08PM ( 3 hours ago )