Oklahoma City man admits conning baby sitters by posing as autistic and wearing diapers

Oklahoma City man admitted conning baby sitters by posing as an autistic and wearing diapers, police said. He said “all of these acts were for a sexual purpose,” police report.
BY NOLAN CLAY, nclay@opubco.com Published: December 11, 2010
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An Oklahoma City man seeking sexual stimulation acted severely autistic and wore diapers to con baby sitters into caring for him, police reported.


He told police he did it “for a sexual purpose,” court records show.

Mark Anthony Richardson Jr., 21, twice this year fooled baby sitters into watching him at their homes in Oklahoma City, police reported. The baby sitters told police he would get sexually aroused when they cleaned him while changing his diapers, police said.

Police said he grabbed the breast of one baby sitter's 18-year-old daughter during an overnight stay in September. Her mother told her “to go back to sleep because he did not know what he was doing,” police reported.

Richardson was charged in October with a felony count of sexual battery and seven misdemeanor counts of outraging public decency. A judge this week scheduled his preliminary hearing for Jan. 5.

The sexual battery count covers the alleged groping of the 18-year-old woman's breast.

The outraging public decency counts cover seven times he allegedly caused a baby sitter to change his diapers. Prosecutors allege four times were on April 8 and three times were over three weeks in September.

Richardson — who is 4 feet 9 inches tall — is being held in the Oklahoma County jail.

Prosecutors allege Richardson found his victims from baby-sitting ads placed online at Craigslist. “This bizarre crime is yet another example of the dangers of letting individuals who we meet online into our homes,” Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Jimmy Harmon said Friday.

Richardson was caught when his last baby sitter became suspicious after he stayed repeatedly at her family's home in September.

The woman told police her 18-year-old daughter had placed the online ad. She said a man — using the name “David” — called about watching his autistic son, “Alex.” Police reported the caller described the son as 19 and said he still wears diapers, drinks formula from a bottle and uses a pacifier.

Police now believe the caller was Richardson. The woman chose to baby-sit “Alex” instead of letting her daughter.

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