AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A former employee of Children's Hospital of Georgia is accused of sexual battery involving patients at the Augusta facility.
Authorities say 56-year-old Bernard Edwards of Hephzibah is scheduled to be arraigned next month in Richmond County Superior Court on charges of aggravated sexual battery, sexual battery against a hospital patient and simple battery.
An indictment returned this week accuses Edwards of sexually assaulting a girl Nov. 14, and another patient in 2010. He's accused of inappropriately hugging and touching a boy in a third incident in 2012.
Georgia Regents University said Edwards was fired Jan. 8 from his job as a mental health technician.
Edwards is free on bond. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach him at his Hephzibah residence on Thursday were unsuccessful.