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Charles Michael Horton. Photo courtesy of Boone Police Department.

Originally published: 2013-01-24 13:32:30
Last modified: 2013-01-24 13:32:30

Nursing home sexual assault suspect faces new charge

A man charged with sexually assaulting a disabled nursing home resident is now facing an additional charge, according to police.

Charles Michael Horton, 60, of Lenoir, was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on Jan. 10 after visiting an elderly relative at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation and allegedly sexually assaulting her, according to Boone Police Department.

On Wednesday, investigators charged Horton with the additional charge of felony second-degree sexual assault.

Horton remains in custody at the Watauga Detention Center, now with an additional $250,000 secured bond resulting from this charge, according to police.