Paul D. Cramm

KCK Nurse Charged With Sex Crimes

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Disciplinary action against a nurse was approved by the Kansas board that manages nurses. The nurse was fired from his job and after sometime, charged with sexually assaulting 3 patients while working in a post-anesthesia care unit at a northeast Kansas hospital.

On Wednesday, a lawyer for the Kansas State Board of Nursing, Alma Heckler, said that no additional information will be given about the type of discipline until paperwork was filed in the case against 47-year-old Dennis Clark.

On Tuesday, Clark was released from the Wyandotte County Adult Detention Center after posting $10,000 bond, according to a jail official. In October, he was charged in Wyandotte County District Court with 3 counts of aggravated sexual battery. Prosecutors are encouraging people with information about other possible victims to call the police to report.

On 30th of December, Clark is expected to be in court.

Overland Park Police told on Wednesday that Clark was a suspect in 2 sexual assault claims made while he was a nurse at Menorah Medical Center in 2010 and 2011. Police said no charges were ever filed against him, but now they have decided to open the case again.

41 Action News contacted Menorah for information about the previous cases, but the hospital only replied with confirmation that Clark passed a background check and was working from February 2010 to February 2012.

According to the state records, Clark is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri and no disciplinary action has ever been taken against him.

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In a written statement, according to the Prosecutors, the alleged assaults happened from December through May while Clark worked at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Spokesperson for Providence Medical Center, Kathleen Conwell, said in a written statement to 41 Action News:

“We hold the safety of our patients as our highest priority. When these allegations came to light, we terminated this person and contacted authorities. He is no longer employed at this hospital and we are cooperating fully with law enforcement. Beyond that, we can’t comment due to privacy issues”.

According to Chris Schneider, a spokesman for the county district attorney’s office, he couldn’t comment on what lead to the investigation or give other information due to the reason that he didn’t want to compromise on the case.

Since 2001, Clark has been licensed as a registered nurse in Kansas as shown by the State records.

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This practice has been exclusively devoted to all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanor offenses in municipal court to felony matters in the Federal courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. Paul D. Cramm is qualified to provide defense in Capital and Death Penalty cases.