Man wearing diaper faces new charges

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Casshew, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    A 53-year-old widower who was put on probation in June for showing up at an elementary school wearing feces-soaked pink tights is now charged with harassment. The latest charge comes after he allegedly showed up at Kinnelon Municipal Court wearing sparkly pink leggings over a diaper and defecated in front of a court employee.

    On an unrelated charge, William Rhode III is being held on $100,000 bail in the Passaic County jail for failing to register with police in July and August as a convicted sex offender under Megan's Law. Several years ago, Rhode was convicted of sexual contact and is obligated to comply with Megan's Law.

    He was put on probation for five years and ordered to undergo counseling. The sentencing judge warned him not to go anywhere near facilities where children are present and said he ran the risk of people suspecting he was sexually aroused by wearing a soiled diaper and reporting him to police.

    Rhode was charged in Passaic County on July 23 with failing to register his address with police. He was released after spending a few days in jail. On July 28, he showed up at Kinnelon Municipal Court in the afternoon to make arrangements for a public defender to represent him on outstanding motor vehicle complaints. He wore pink, sparkly leggings with a diaper underneath and defecated while engaging in a conversation with a court worker, Kinnelon Detective Sgt. John Schwartz said.

    Schwartz said that several police officers had observed Rhode going into municipal court and were familiar with his background. Rhode left the building -- the soiled diaper apparent under his leggings -- and Schwartz interviewed the worker and ultimately signed a complaint charging Rhode with harassment while on probation, an offense punishable upon conviction of up to 18 months in prison.

    Rhode landed back in the Passaic County jail on Aug. 6 -- where he remained as of Thursday -- when he again failed to register his address with police under Megan's Law. He last lived in Paterson but authorities said he no longer is there and they have no clear idea where he is staying.
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  3. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    this guy sounds like he needs some serious psychiatric help! wearing a soiled diaper? yuck!!!! :sick::loser:

    why when he was arrested for failing to register, was he not sent back to jail for failing to comply with the terms of his probation? Megan's Law has no chance of being any help to citizens, if it is not strongly enforced.:behindbar

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