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Battle Creek senator pleads guilty to inappropriately touching nurse

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Posted at 7:27 PM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 19:27:43-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state senator has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery after a nurse practitioner said he inappropriately touched her during an exam.

Sen. John Bizon, a Battle Creek Republican, faces up to 93 days in jail at sentencing.

The August incident occurred at a Marshall urgent care facility. The nurse said Bizon, a 70-year-old physician, squeezed her waist with a cupping motion and got angry when she refused to prescribe a different medication he wanted.

Bizon says he's “deeply distressed that I unintentionally caused someone to feel unsafe." He said he had COVID-19 and didn't behave as he normally would have.