SOUTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A 94-year-old man is accused of inappropriately touching women at a Fayette County rehabilitation facility.
State police charged George Massimini, of Brownsville, after investigators say he touched two women, ages 66 and 81, without their consent and in their individual rooms, while a volunteer at Uniontown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in South Union Township.
State police said the alleged assaults happened last month while he was a volunteer there.
Massimini is charged with indecent assault and indecent exposure.
According to online court records, Massimini has not yet been arraigned. A court date has not yet been set.
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His family members said they were shocked to hear about the charges. They said he's an outstanding family man with good character, and that even though he's 94 years old, he's independent.
"It is unusual to see a 94-year-old committing acts like this," said Trooper Robert Broadwater with Pennsylvania State Police. "Mr. Massimini was observed inappropriately touching patients at the facility and then touching himself for pleasure."
"This is totally out of character for Uncle George," said his nephew, Mark Yakopovich. "He doesn't miss church. I just can't believe what I heard."
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Yakopovich said Massimini's wife was a patient at the center before she died, which is what led him to volunteer there for the past eight years.
"I think both parties need to be checked out," he said. "Is the accusation a solid accusation stemming from their mental state?"
"The investigation is still ongoing," Broadwater said. "As of right now, it's not producing any more victims."
The director of the facility told Channel 11 Massimini is no longer a volunteer there.
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