Judge drops child-molestation charges against 98-year-old Laguna Woods man who suffers from dementia

By Kelly Puente

An Orange County Superior Court judge has dismissed child-molestation charges against a 98-year-old Laguna Woods man after finding that he sufferers from severe dementia and may have acted unintentionally.

Kenneth Leroy Collins was 96 when arrested in March 2016 and charged with molesting two girls, then ages 10 and 11.

Described by family members as a frail World War II veteran, he spent about a week in the Theo Lacy jail and then about a month in a medical ward before an anonymous person posted his $1 million bail, his family said.

Although officials don’t keep such records, he was clearly one of [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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