Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Diaper Man" gets house arrest for duping women into feeding, cleaning him

A Port St. John, FL man with a diaper fetish was sentenced to a year of house arrest, four years of (regular) probation, and a mental health evaluation Monday, August 9 by Brevard County Judge Robert Wohn. The Brevard County State Attorney's Office charged 40 year old Sean Kelly of stiffing female caregivers out of money he promised them caring for him. His crimes occurred in 2008 and 2009, and he portrayed himself as a mentally challenged man who was incontinent and had the emotional capacity of a 5 year old. He was officially charged with organized fraud of less than $20,000.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Kelly sometimes would hire women through postings on He would call them pretending to be the brother of the disabled man who needed care.

Kelly would then show up and pretend to be the man with the disability. The ruse was exposed when a caregiver's husband saw him get into a car and drive off. Lt. Tod Goodyear, who heads the sex crimes unit of the sheriff's office, said he believed Kelly had a fetish where adults want to be fed from bottles and wear diapers. "Online, we have found, there are groups that cater to this kind of fetish," Goodyear said.

One of the victims said that after she was tricked into feeding, bathing and cleaning Kelly, "I have to live with this for the rest of my life, this shame." Prosecutor Don Loughran said that Kelly likely had other victims, "but I think they are too embarrassed to come forward. What this man did was despicable."

During his sentencing, Kelly said that "An apology might not be enough. But . . . for my part, I apologize."

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