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Man who faked autism and wore a nappy jailed for sexual battery

Oklahoma man Mark Anthony Richardson II tricked two women into caring for him and changing his nappy.

A MAN WHO pretended to be autistic and tricked two women into babysitting him has got a three-year prison sentence in the US for sexual battery.

Oklahoma man Mark Anthony Richardson II, 21, tricked two women into caring for him by pretending to be autistic and behaving like a child. The New York Post reports that he even drank baby formula, sucked on a dummy and threw tantrums.

The two women also changed Richardson’s nappy seven times during babysitting sessions.

Richardson pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual battery for grabbing the breast of one of the babysitter’s daughters, then 18, whilst she was sleeping. He also pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanour counts of outraging public decency for the nappy changes.

The judge at Oklahoma County District Court, Jerry Bass, told Richardson II: “You’ve got some issues. I understand that. But, at the same time, it’s time for you to grow up,” reports UPI.

Richardson was imprisoned for three years, ordered to sign on the sex offenders register and serve five years  probation upon his release.

He was also told to pay $195 in restitution to the last baby sitter, who watched him overnight several times last September and wasn’t fully paid, according to The Oklahoman which reports Richardson as telling the judge: “I am very sorry and promise to do all that I can to get my life back on track.”

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