County agencies working to help jailed elderly man

NORWICH – A number of county agencies are working toward a solution to help an 85-year-old man who was arrested at his nursing home for public lewdness.

The elderly man, Leonard Bentley, was a resident at The Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin and was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Friday after the staff contacted police and filed a complaint. Bentley was charged with a class B misdemeanor for exposing himself to residents at the facility.

Town of New Berlin Justice Joseph Brillinger remanded him to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail following his arrest Oct. 3.

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