Sex offender ruled not competent to stand trial, case adjourned

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Thomas Moore, the man in a wheelchair accused of molesting a nursing home resident, was ruled not competent to stand trial in May.

His case a adjourned until Sept. 13 by Judge Kevin Keane in Buffalo City Court.

The New York State Department of Mental Health found Moore to be not mentally competent; that means two doctors evaluated him and deemed him so.

Officials say the abuse happened at Waterfront Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Buffalo in January.

Moore, who was already a Level 3 sex offender, was transferred there from prison. The double amputee had been in jail for sex crimes against elderly women.

The Office of Mental Health will designate a facility where Moore will undergo more extensive evaluations.

 

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