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Police: Level 3 sex offender arrested for sexual abuse

— A registered sex offender was arrested after allegedly inappropriately touching a 91-year-old female resident at the Loudonville Home for Adults, Colonie police said.

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Richard P. Ragone, 64, of 29 Maryland Ave. in Albany, was working at as a maintenance worker at the Loudonville Home for Adults on 298 Albany-Shaker Road when he was seen placing his hands down the shirt of the resident and rubbing her breasts without her consent on Nov. 30, 2012, police said. Ragone is a registered Level 3 Sex Offender and had been working at the home since 2008.

After the allegation, Ragone was fired from the home and then arrested on Dec. 20, 2102. Ragone was charged with endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, a second degree felony, and sexual abuse, a third degree misdemeanor.

Ragone was arraigned in the Town of Colonie Justice Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail. Ragone has not made bail and the case has been forwarded to the Albany County District Attorney for further court proceedings.

The case is still under investigation to determine if there are any other victims. Anyone with information about Ragone is urged to contact the Colonie Police Department Investigations at 783-2754.

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