A former Pennsylvania commissioner has been found guilty of indecent assault on a person with a mental disability.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports former Radnor Township Commissioner Bill Spingler had been charged with touching the breast of his 103-year-old mother-in-law during visits to her Wayne nursing home in 2016.
The 75-year-old called it a "stupid, harmless act" during his court hearing Thursday. Spingler declined to comment after the verdict.
Three nursing home employees had reported seeing Spingler touch the woman during three separate visits in December. Spingler had said he touched the woman to get her attention after she stopped being able to recognize him.
A judge has set sentencing for Sept. 28 and ordered Spingler to undergo a psychosexual evaluation.