Ex-Sparrow nurse skips hearing, may be on run

Posted: 9:57 AM, Feb 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-04 09:57:04-05

A former Sparrow Hospital nurse, charged with raping a patient, is now believed to be on the run.

29-year old Sulaiman Awad of Lansing skipped a court hearing Wednesday.

Authorities believe he may have fled the country, however, the county prosecutor wanted him deported anyway.

Awad was intially charged with six criminal sexual conduct charges in connection with a rape in 2014 at Sparrow's St. Lawrence campus.

He pleaded no contest to a fourth degree charge last month, and faced two years in prison.

He was ordered to turn over his passport and be fitted with a tether until sentencing, but that never happened.