Competency evaluation requested for BG’s Robison

A competency hearing has been requested for a Bowling Green man accused of sexual misconduct and practicing medicine without a license.

A telephone status hearing for William Robison was held Thursday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Joel Kuhlman.

Defense attorney Sara Roller asked for her client to undergo a competency evaluation based on issues that were discussed off the record.

Kuhlman granted the request and set another hearing for May 25.

Robison, 69, was indicted in October 2021 for practicing medicine without a license, two counts sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and sexual imposition.

From June 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2017, Robison allegedly practiced medicine and surgery, or any of its branches, without the appropriate license or certificate from the state medical board; opened an office for such practice; or practiced medicine or surgery after his license had been revoked or suspended.

Robison had operated Myo-Fit Pain Management on North Main Street for a number of years. He reportedly advertised that he is a licensed massage therapist and certified manual trigger point therapist.

During that same time, Robison is accused of engaging in sexual conduct twice with a person he knew whose ability to appraise the nature of or control her conduct was substantially impaired; causing another to have sexual contact with him by purposely compelling that person to submit by force or threat of force; and having sexual contact with another knowing that contact was offensive or reckless.

Robison was indicted again in February 2022 for two counts sexual battery.

The new charges stated that on Jan. 1, 2008, and again from Jan. 8, 2008, to Dec. 31, 2010, he allegedly engaged in sexual conduct while knowing the victim’s ability to know what was going on was substantially impaired.

In December, he rejected a deal from the state to plead guilty to one gross sexual imposition charge for each of two victims. In return, the state would dismiss the remaining charges.