Colonie man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of 91-year-old

Posted at: 02/13/2013 2:58 PM
Updated at: 02/13/2013 5:29 PM
By: WNYT Staff

COLONIE - A Colonie man and level three sex offender faces four years in prison after pleading guilty today to sexually abusing a 91-year-old woman.

Richard Ragone was a maintenance worker at the Loudonville home for adults.

He was changing a light bulb in the room of a 91-year-old woman when a co-worker reported seeing him fondle that woman.

At the time of his arrest, NewsChannel 13 asked how he got the job while he was a level three sex offender.

The home sent a written statement saying he was employed in a non-resident care position and when they learned of the inappropriate contact he was immediately discharged.