A former nurse accused of fondling three sedated patients while administering pain killers at Regional West was sentenced today (Tuesday) to three, one year terms in prison. The new prison terms will be concurrent with a 12 year prison sentence in Colorado for doing the same thing, according to Scotts Bluff County Court Judge James Worden.
45 year old Thomas Moore entered guilty pleas April 11th in Scotts Bluff County Court to three counts of misdemeanor sexual assault for inappropriately touching the patients at Regional West.
Moore was transferred to Scottsbluff from a Sterling, Colorado prison to make the pleas. Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks reiterated he wanted to get convictions on the local cases and get them resolved so the victims get closure.
Eubanks told Judge Worden he was recommending the one year prison terms be concurrent to the Colorado sentences so Moore would serve his time in Colorado, where he would be listed as lifetime sex offender.
In Colorado, Moore was convicted of fondling a woman who went to the North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton in November 2015 for a severe headache, and for assaulting five other sedated patients in Weld County, Colorado. In both jurisdictions, he received 12 year prison sentences that are to be served at the same time.
Moore is also facing counts in Larimer County, Colorado, where he will have a hearing April 30th and could get additional time in prison.