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Ohio man who made fun of 10-year-old disabled girl gets jail

The 10-year-old girl made fun of by William Bailey is pictured here with her father
WOIO
(CBS/AP) CANTON, Ohio - William Bailey, a northeast Ohio man accused of making fun of a young girl with cerebral palsy, has been sentenced to a month in jail.

Canton Municipal Judge John A. Poulos ordered the maximum sentence for Bailey, 43, who pleaded no contest Tuesday to reduced misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing.

Bailey was also fined $400, according to CBS affiliate WOIO.

Bailey was caught on cellphone video at a school bus stop in October making fun of how the 10-year-old disabled girl walks. The video of him seemingly imitating her was seen on local TV news and went viral.

Bailey denied he was mocking the girl, saying he was reacting to name-calling directed at his 9-year-old son.


  • Crimesider Staff

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