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Jail time for man who faked autism to get his diapers changed

Mark Anthony Richardson II, of Oklahoma City was given three years jail time and five years of probation in the disturbing case.

Richardson, 21, pretended to have autism and the mind of a young child and tricked two women to provide nursing care to him. As part of the ruse, he drank from a bottle, threw toddler-like tantrums and used a pacifier.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual battery for grabbing the breast of one baby-sitter’s daughter and to seven misdemeanor counts of outraging public decency. Richardson also has to pay $195 in back pay to one of his “babysitters.”

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