Elderly man suffering from dementia arrested at nursing home still in jail

NEW BERLIN – An 85-year-old resident at a New Berlin nursing home was arrested after the facility’s staff contacted police over complaints that the man was exposing himself.

Leonard Bentley, 85, who resides at Chase Memorial Nursing Home at 1 Terrace Hts., in the Village of New Berlin, was arrested for public lewdness, a class B misdemeanor, Friday.

Bentley was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail by Town of New Berlin Justice Joseph Brillinger, where he has remained since his Oct. 3 arrest.

The charge accuses Bentley of standing unclothed in the halls of the nursing home with intent to been seen by other residents.

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