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Ex-politician disputes charges that he groped 103-year-old

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania politician is denying charges that he molested a 103-year-old nursing home resident and says he was just showing affection to his mother-in-law.

William Spingler spoke to The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/2jCO0a8 ) regarding the case despite his defense attorney’s objections.

Spingler, who served as commissioner of both Radnor Township and Delaware County, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault on a person with a mental disability.

The 75-year-old disputed the charges in his first public remarks since his arrest last month, saying that he respects and loves his mother-in-law.

Spingler says that he frequently hugged and kissed the woman, who has dementia, during his near-daily visits at Wayne Nursing Home.

Police say nursing home employees reported witnessing Spingler grope the woman on three separate occasions.

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