Suspect in nursing home sexual assault case waives hearing

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Glenn A. Hershey

A  man  accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a Lancaster County nursing home waived his preliminary hearing Friday morning. The incident happened back in January at the Maple Farm Nursing Center in Ephrata.

Police say Glenn Hershey, 65, a registered sex offender, sexually assaulted the 86-year-old victim. The victim suffered  from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to court documents. Hershey was a patient at the nursing home.

He is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and sexual assault.

His formal arraignment is scheduled for April 24.


  • commonsense

    If I am reading this right, he was a patient and a registered sex offender, so that be noted, makes me feel the Maple Farm Nursing Center is also responsible. If he's 65 years old-he can't be moving that fast, that staff there couldn't be keeping their eyes on him.If the 86 year old victim was my relative,I would be sueing the nursing home.

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