LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Former State Representative John Arnold must undergo a mental exam before he can testify in his own defense.

Arnold resigned from office in September after female staff members said he had touched them inappropriately and made vulgar comments.

He was scheduled to appear before a state ethics panel on Thursday, but that hearing has been rescheduled for February to allow Arnold time to undergo the exam.

That test will decide whether Arnold is mentally competent to testify.

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