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Diaper-Wearing 'Autistic' Con Man Gets 3 years in OK Prison

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By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on July 22, 2011 7:49 AM

A diaper-wearing man poses as autistic to get his adult diaper changed and to grope teenage girls? You can't make this stuff up. Mark Anthony Richardson came to the public's attention late last year after a woman reported to police that a diaper-wearing man had pretended to be autistic, and then groped her 18-year-old daughter while she was sleeping.

After pleading guilty last month to felony sexual battery and seven counts of outraging public decency, Mark Anthony Richardson was sentenced to 3 years behind bars, 5 years of probation, and ordered to register as a sex offender by a judge in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Mark Anthony Richardson posted ads on Craigslist, pretending to be a father seeking babysitters for his autistic adult son, police said.

Appearing to be a developmentally disabled and autistic diaper-wearing man, he would use a pacifier, drink from a bottle, throw fits, and run around aroused and naked while the women tried to change his diapers, reports NewsOK.

And as his guilty plea indicates, he groped at least one person.

Besides engaging in sexual battery and public indecency, Richardson likely broke a number of civil statutes that protect the rights of other citizens.

By falsely obtaining babysitting services and exposing himself to these women in a misleading manner, he could be liable for civil fraud, civil battery, sexual harassment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Whether or not his victims choose to go after him, his actions will still affect him for the rest of his life. But perhaps, as Judge Jerry Bass stated, Mark Anthony Richardson could take his time behind bars to deal with his "issues" and "grow up."

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