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story.lead_photo.caption Angel T. Floro, 68, Bentonville, BENCO, rape, sexual assault

BENTONVILLE -- The owner of an assisted living facility was sentenced today to 75 days in jail for sexually assaulting two of its residents.

Angel Totann Floro, 71, of Bentonville pleaded guilty today to two counts of sexual assault. He was originally charged with rape and sexual assault, but prosecutors reduced the rape charge under the terms of a plea agreement.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin this morning in Floro's case. The case was resolved with Floro's guilty plea.

Floro was accused of sexually assaulting two women who lived at the New Adams House in Bentonville, a facility Floro owns, according to court documents.

Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren ruled last week that one of the women is not competent to testify against Floro. He pleaded guilty to sexual assault involving that victim.

Bentonville police were called March 9, 2016 about the possible sexual abuse of female residents by a male employee, according to court documents. A female resident said Floro entered her room and touched her in a sexual manner, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Another female resident reported to police Floro touched her inappropriately, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Floro denied the allegations when questioned by police, according to court documents. He was ordered not to have any contact with his two accusers, according to court documents, and he was ordered to stay away from New Adams House.

Karren accepted Floro's guilty plea. The judge placed Floro on state supervised probation for 12 years and sentenced him to 75 days in the Benton County Jail. He was transported to the jail Monday morning to begin serving his sentence. Floro must register as a sex offender.

He was ordered not to have any contact with the two victims, and he also can not have any contact with New Adams House.

NW News on 12/04/2018

Print Headline: Man gets 75 days in jail for sexual assault

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