SHERIDAN — An arraignment has been postponed for a Sheridan man accused of molesting a 10-year-old special needs girl whom he babysat.
59-year-old Robert Bell's arraignment was postponed Wednesday after his attorney asked the judge for a competency evaluation by the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston.
Bell's attorney Ryan Healy says he has doubts about Bell's mental capability to proceed with the legal process. Healy says Bell's family has expressed similar concerns.
According to court documents, Bell is accused of molesting the girl between June 2012 and January 2013, when he was her baby-sitter. Court documents say that although Bell is registered as a sex offender, the girl's mother was desperate for child care.