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Man, 74, accused of sexual assault ordered to undergo competency evaluation

A judge ordered Francis Kinsey undergo a competency evaluation{ }for allegedly sexually assaulting an 80-year-old woman. (WJAR)

A 74-year-old resident of a Coventry nursing home and rehabilitation center was held without bail Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting an 80-year-old woman who lives at the same home.

A judge ordered Francis Kinsey undergo a competency evaluation. He was arrested Saturday after an employee reported witnessing a first-degree sexual assault allegedly perpetrated by Kinsey.

During an investigation, authorities said they learned that Kinsey had been arrested for first degree child molestation in 2012 in Charlestown. That case is yet to be adjudicated, said police.

“The defendant has experienced significant medical issues over the years as brought forward to the court's attention by defense counsel that has caused delays in the case moving forward,” a spokeswoman for the Rhode Island attorney general told NBC 10 News in a statement.

Meanwhile, Kinsey has been scheduled to re-appear in court in two weeks. He's also due back in court in November on the 2012 molestation charge, which still has not gone to trial.

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