He had $40 and a typed note from â€œDavidâ€ that he needed to be fed, according to a police report of her interview. He was wearing a soiled diaper and very old clothes. He also had a backpack with diapers, ointment, a bottle and a pacifier.
The woman said that on that first night she changed his diaper and got him clean clothes.
She said she read him a bedtime story because he kicked and screamed when she put him in bed.
She said she gave him a bottle with baby formula which he drank â€œwith a straight face.â€ She later gave him a bottle of Kool-Aid.
She reported that during most stays he would not be still when she changed his diapers.
â€œHe would get up and run around the house. She would have to catch him to finish putting his diaper back on,â€ police reported.
â€œLooking back on everything now, knowing he was not autistic while she was wiping him and cleaning him up completely disgusts her,â€ police reported. â€œShe believed initially she was caring for an autistic person, but he was actually someone using her to get stimulated.â€
Police Inspector Priscilla Helm reported in a court affidavit that Richardson on Oct. 5 admitted he â€œconned this family and did it â€¦ for attention.â€
â€œHe also admitted to doing this in April 2010 with another woman. He conned her by portraying he was autistic. â€¦ He also advised all of these acts were for a sexual purpose.â€
He is on probation for a 2008 arson charge.
His mother said Friday he needs psychological help at a mental institution, not to be sent to a hard-core prison with murderers and rapists who could kill him. She would not disclose her name.
â€œHe has some mental disabilities. He's had them since he was born,â€ she said. â€œThis is not your average, everyday, walking-the-street citizen. â€¦ He lives in a fantasy, not a reality.â€