WakeMed nursing aide charged with patient sex offense
Posted May 20, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — A nurse technician at WakeMed was arrested Tuesday in connection with a sex offense involving an adult patient, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Bryan Scott Avery, 34, of 113 Clifton St. in Fuquay-Varina, was charged with sex offense institution, a felony, and was released on a $300,000 bond.
Avery's Facebook profile lists his employer as WakeMed Cary, but hospital system officials wouldn't disclose whether the alleged incident occurred there or at another of its facilities.
Arrest records provide no details other than an incident is alleged to have occurred Jan. 13.
Avery was immediately fired after hospital investigators looked into an allegation against him, WakeMed spokeswoman Kristin Kelly said.
"This employee’s behavior is not representative of WakeMed and does not reflect the values we work hard to instill in our staff," Kelly said in an email to WRAL News.
WRAL News obtained a letter WakeMed sent to its employees Wednesday regarding the incident. Hospital system officials said in it that they have reached out to the patient to offer assistance.
A woman who said she worked with Avery at WakeMed Cary said she was shocked by the allegation that he had violated a patient.
"I have known Bryan to be friendly and kind, always helpful and a joyful caregiver to patients," said the woman, who didn't want to be named. "He is regularly acknowledged among patients for his personality and kindness. I am sad to hear that he is being anything but praised."