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Administrator fired over nursing home assault

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ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. -- Following a case of alleged sexual assault at the Loudonville Nursing Home, an administrator with the home has been fired.

According to a spokesman for the facility, Melissa Brown was discharged from her position on Saturday.

Police say Richard Ragone, 64, a convicted rapist, worked at the home as a maintenance worker. They say he sexually abused a 91-year-old woman in her room.

Ragone faces charges of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person.

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