NH man accused of sexually assaulting 86-year-old woman at long-term care facility

CONCORD, N.H. (WHDH) - A 69-year-old New Hampshire man who worked as a janitor at a long-term care facility is facing a sexual assault charge after prosecutors say he was caught fondling an 86-year-old dementia patient earlier this year.

Hugh McIntyre, of Greenland, was arrested April 2 on charges of simple assault, sexual assault, and abuse of a facility resident in connection with a Jan. 28 incident during which he allegedly fondled a woman living in a Rye long-term care facility’s memory care unit, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Rye Police Chief Kevin Walsh announced Wednesday.

A female aide working at the facility that day told police she saw McIntyre in the private bathroom with the victim and then noticed she was partially disrobed after he left, according to court paperwork.

The victim was unable to assist with the investigation because of her condition.

Investigators also checked surveillance cameras inside the building that showed McIntyre entering the victim’s room for a few minutes, though the video doesn’t show the alleged crime.

McIntyre waived arraignment in Rockingham County Superior Court.

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