Nurse rebuffs patient’s sex request, gets whacked with bat

jkovac@macon.comJuly 11, 2014 

Keith Dewayne Reese

A home nurse tending to a Macon man who is a paraplegic says the man struck her in the face with an aluminum baseball bat after she refused to perform a sexual act on him.

Nurse Karen Harvey was preparing her patient of eight months, Keith Dewayne Reese, for a doctor’s appointment Wednesday morning, a Bibb County sheriff’s report noted.

A distraught Harvey, her nose bleeding, told a deputy that Reese had asked her to help him gain an erection in order “to place (a) condom-catheter on his penis,” the report said.

Harvey refused, later telling the deputy that when she declined, the 44-year-old Reese “stated she was not doing her job,” the report said.

Reese, according to Harvey, then “picked up an aluminum bat. She stated Mr. Reese struck her in the arm. She stated she pushed his forehead, at which time he struck her in the face with the bat.”

Reese, who lives in an apartment at Pendleton Homes on Houston Avenue, said he was lying in his bed and that the nurse “got in his face,” the report said.

“He stated he pushed her in the face and put the tip of the bat on Ms. Harvey’s nose. He stated Ms. Harvey pushed the bat away, causing it to strike her in the face.”

Harvey was treated at a local hospital.

Reese was jailed on an aggravated assault charge.

To ontact writer Joe Kovac Jr., call 744-4397.

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