Sexual molestation at nursing home

Dothan, Alabama police have arrested a 68-year-old man and charged him with molesting a woman at the nursing home where he lived last month.

Aaron Howell is a convicted sex offender.  Howell violated the state community notification act when he moved into Westside Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center on Nov. 30.  During the month of December he sexually abused an adult female employee there.

The violation to the state community notification act was discovered after an employee at the rehabilitation center viewed the sex offender Web site.  Thursday, Dothan police investigators charged Howell with felony first-degree sex abuse, and two felony violations of the community notification act.

Howell faces the new sexual assault charges nearly 15 years after he was convicted of molesting a 6-year-old girl in February 1993. Howell pleaded guilty in 1993 to first-degree sex abuse after Houston County investigators charged him when he lived in Cottonwood.