A Lugoff man arrested earlier this month on assault charges against a 16-year-old patient faces additional charges of passing himself off as a nurse when he is not.
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, working with Kershaw County authorities, arrested Kerston Kyle Turner, 28, on a charge of unlicensed practice as a nurse and licensed practical nurse.
Turner was being held Monday at the Lexington County jail while awaiting a bond hearing, according to a news release.
Turner came into contact with the patient and his mother at MedCare Urgent Care Center, 110 Medical Circle, in West Columbia, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said.
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Turner, who had the word “nurse” tattooed on his forearm, is accused of performing unlawful services on a 16-year old that were outside the scope of his certification as a certified nursing assistant and constituted sexual assault.
The S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation certified Turner to work as a certified nursing assistant, the release said.
Anyone with may contact the sheriff’s department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.