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Man with sex abuse past charged with grabbing state worker

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An 88-year-old man with previous sex abuse convictions could spend the rest of his life in prison after being accused of grabbing a state mental-hospital worker between the legs.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/2ejNG9J ) that William Cubbage faces a Nov. 15 hearing to decide whether he's competent to stand trial.

Cubbage, who was convicted of numerous sex crimes from 1987 through 2000, is a resident of the state mental hospital at Independence.

He gained notoriety after he was accused in 2011 of molesting a 95-year-old woman at a Pomeroy nursing home, where state officials placed him without notifying other residents.

As first reported by the Storm Lake Times, Cubbage could get life if convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse because of his previous convictions.

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