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RETARDED MAN TRANSFERRED OUT OF OREM GROUP HOME

A 41-year-old retarded man who is accused of fondling four young children was transferred from his Orem group home to the Utah State Developmental School on Thursday.

A Division of Services for People with Disabilities emergency administration team evaluated the man's placement Thursday morning. He was transferred to the school in American Fork that afternoon, said Terry Twitchell, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services.The man had previously lived at a group home, 1587 E. 400 North, Orem, operated by Danville Corp. Police allege the man fondled two children at an LDS church in September and two others, one at University Mall and the other near the group home, in February.

Charges filed against the man in the September incident were dropped when he was found mentally incompetent.