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

The woman reported “Alex” first arrived at the house in a taxi at 2 one morning and stood on the porch saying “4121” over and over. The number is the start of the family's street address.

He had $40 and a typed note from “David” 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 “with a straight face.” 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.

“He would get up and run around the house. She would have to catch him to finish putting his diaper back on,” police reported.

“Looking back on everything now, knowing he was not autistic while she was wiping him and cleaning him up completely disgusts her,” police reported. “She believed initially she was caring for an autistic person, but he was actually someone using her to get stimulated.”

Police Inspector Priscilla Helm reported in a court affidavit that Richardson on Oct. 5 admitted he “conned this family and did it … for attention.”

“He also admitted to doing this in April 2010 with another woman. He conned her by portraying he was autistic. … He also advised all of these acts were for a sexual purpose.”

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.

“He has some mental disabilities. He's had them since he was born,” she said. “This is not your average, everyday, walking-the-street citizen. … He lives in a fantasy, not a reality.”

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