Nurse surrenders to police amid sexual battery charges

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 7:28pm
Staff Reports

 A registered nurse Tuesday surrendered himself at police headquarters in relation to a grand jury indictment charging him with two counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery during a July 1 examination of a female patient in the emergency room of Centennial Medical Center. 

Jeremy T. Bilbrey, 31, of Fairview, was suspended by the hospital on July 2 and has since been fired. The management of Centennial Medical Center has cooperated fully with the Metro Police Department. 

The 42-year-old victim alleges that Bilbrey digitally raped her and touched her body inappropriately after she arrived in the emergency room by ambulance for treatment of a back injury. The police department’s meticulous investigation, which was headed by Sex Crimes Detective Heather Baltz, involved detailed interviews with both the victim and Bilbrey. 

Bilbrey, who previously had worked at other Nashville area hospitals, is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. Persons with information regarding any other inappropriate contact between Bilbrey and patients is urged to contact the police department’s Sex Crimes Unit at 862-7540.