This sounds like a funny story, but the reality is fairly horrific. A 69 year old man who has a long and sordid history of exposing himself to minors gets caught again. The judge, instead of giving him a long jail term for this horrific behavior, instead just mandates the pervert to wear “ I am a registered sex offender” t-shirt.
Russell Teeter, 69, who pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent exposure, also was sentenced to 60 days in jail by Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden in Wilmington. Deputy Attorney General Donald Roberts said he requested the unusual T-shirt punishment because he was concerned about Teeter exposing himself to children at the gardening business he runs with his wife.
“This is a unique way to let his customers know that he is a sex offender,” Roberts told Reuters. Roberts said Teeter had at least 10 prior convictions dating back to 1976 for exposing himself to children and had been diagnosed as a compulsive exhibitionist.
Teeter, who has 30 days to appeal the sentence, will have to wear the T-shirt at work for 22 months after he gets out of jail. via Yahoo
Hey judge, why don’t you throw this dirtbag in jail for say the next 20 years instead of playing cute games with t-shirts. I would love the judge to be held liable if and when this Russell Teeter gentleman exposes himself to someone elses daughter in the next two years.
Russell Teeters entry in the Sex Offenders Registry.