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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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