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Man charged with assaulting teen found unfit for trial

October 19, 2018

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl has been found incompetent to stand trial.

The Sun Chronicle reports that a state forensic psychologist testified Thursday in District Court that 37-year-old Thomas Norad wasn’t mentally competent to help his attorney or understand legal proceedings.

A judge accepted the recommendation and ordered Norad be sent to a state mental health treatment facility.

The North Attleborough man was charged with indecent assault and battery in May 2016. Prosecutors say Norad knew the victim and assaulted her multiple times.

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Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com