Sick Man Fakes Autism to Have His Diaper Changed By Women

diaperThere are sick people in this world, but Michael Anthony Richardson III takes the cake. The 21-year-old Oklahoma native wore diapers and tricked two women into "babysitting" him by pretending he had autism. He even drank baby formula, sucked on a pacifier, threw tantrums, grabbed the breast of one of the sitter's 18-year-old daughters, and had his diaper changed seven times.

Richardson has been sentenced to three years in prison and has been ordered to register as a sex offender. He also has to pay one of the babysitters, who didn't receive full payment for the care sessions, $195.

That's it?! $195?! Three years in prison?! The babysitters -- and Richardson -- should be getting way more than that.

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First of all, someone who is willing to change a grown man's diaper -- a grown man they don't know! -- deserves some sort of medal in and of itself. I consider myself a pretty caring and empathetic person, but I really don't think I would be able do that for a complete stranger. These women are benevolent saints, and I tip my side bangs to them. The fact that they were performing this act of kindness for somebody's sick, perverted joke is one of the most disturbing things I've ever heard. They should be awarded a lot more than money not paid for their "babysitting." In a sense, they've been sexually abused. They touched -- and did gross things -- to a grown man they thought needed help. I assume learning that they performed these acts on Richardson essentially for his pleasure left a fairly big emotional scar.

And as for Richardson, I really don't think three years in prison is going to do much. (Which, P.S., he's receiving credit on his sentence for the 10 months he spent in jail awaiting trial.) There are people who have been locked up for much longer for doing a lot less. What he did was well-thought out, malicious, and scarring for life for the two babysitters. Not only does he need to be in jail longer, he needs years (lifetimes!) of therapy when he gets out.

How sick is this?

 

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