Regional news publication the Union Leader reports that a Hooksett, New Hampshire, man will plead guilty to an indecent exposure charge in his hearing set for April 30.
The source states that 24-year-old Eric Carrier was indicted in January in connection with an incident that occurred in September 2012. Carrier allegedly pretended to have a brain injury in order to lure people into changing his diaper.
According to a court complaint, a 30-year-old Nashua woman posted an advertisement on local classifieds website Craigslist offering her services as a home care worker. Carrier responded to it, saying that he was a 22-year-old disabled man. Law enforcement officials said that when the two met in person, Carrier told the woman that he didn't have control of his bowels due to a brain injury and needed help changing his diaper. After becoming suspicious of his behavior, the victim contacted the police.
This isn't the first time Carrier has been convicted of indecent exposure. In 2011 he was charged for soliciting five other women in a similar fashion.
Although the terms of the plea deal are unknown to the public, says the source, it will allow him to avoid trial in superior court, pending the judge's approval of the terms. If Carrier had been convicted, he could have faced three and a half to seven years in prison.
If you have been accused of a crime in the Granite State, you may want to consider consulting an experienced New Hampshire lawyer. These knowledgeable professionals can review your case and defend you in court, ensuring that you have a fair trial and can move forward with your life as quickly as possible.