Edward Estep, 77, who was charged Sunday with sexual imposition, obtained legal counsel Tuesday.
Estep will be represented by Ben Chapman of Sandusky at a pre-trial hearing scheduled for May 15.
Estep was charged after a nurse aide at Erie County Care Facility reported seeing him with his hands in the waistband of an 80-year-old female Alzheimer's patient at the care facility.
Estep was visiting his wife at the care facility when the incident was reported.
Chapman could not be reached Tuesday for comment.