A Buffalo City Court judge has ordered a more thorough mental health evaluation of a disabled man charged with sexually abusing a fellow resident at a nursing home.
A preliminary exam indicated that Thomas Moore, 62, may not be competent to assist in his defense. He is accused of molesting a woman at the Waterfront Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Buffalo.
Moore already was classified as a predicate Level 3 sex offender for previous crimes involving bedridden women at hospitals in the New York City area. Waterfront agreed to house Moore, who has many health problems and is a double amputee at the knee, after he was released from state prison.
Moore is accused of touching and bothering women residents at Waterfront almost immediately after his arrival in 2016. He was arrested after one woman reported to staff that Moore had come into her room, pulled down her blanket and molested her.
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