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.


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