Molestation Allegations Result in License Suspension for Yakima nurse
YAKIMA, Wash - A Yakima nurse has been immediately suspended after claims of child molestation are reported. According to leaders at the Washington State Department of Health. Alton Butler convinced the victim, a seven-year-old girl, his sexual acts were a part of a medical exam.
Investigators say this happened over a ten-year span. Butler worked at Willow Springs Care in Yakima, but investigators say that's not where the molesting happened. The location where it actually happened is not being release.
A statement of charges document from the Department of Health says Butler first molested the victim in 1997. Investigators say Butler taught the victim how to perform sexual acts. A quote from the summary of charges writes, "The victim simply had a hard time believing that someone close to her would abuse her". The victim didn't tell anyone about this for quite some time.
Butler has been a registered nurse in the state since 1992.