Man ordered held without bail in nursing home sex assault

October 17, 2017

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting an 80-year-old female resident at a Rhode Island nursing home has been ordered held without bail.

A judge on Tuesday ordered 74-year-old Francis Kinsey to undergo an evaluation to determine whether he’s mentally competent to stand trial. No plea was entered at his arraignment.

Kinsey was arrested Saturday on a first-degree sexual assault charge. Coventry police say an employee reported witnessing him assault the woman.

It’s unclear whether Kinsey has retained an attorney.

Police say Kinsey was arrested on a first-degree molestation charge in Charlestown in 2012. The case has not been resolved.

WPRI-TV reports that Kathy Heren, a state advocate for the elderly, called the case “very unusual” and says the nursing home wasn’t aware of the pending charges against Kinsey.

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