Attention Webster's Dictionary, there's a new, more accurate definition of “creep”: John David Carlin.
In 2009, the Southern California man was on a date in Orange County with the mother of a 10-year-old girl.
The three of them sat in a Jacuzzi at a condo complex until the woman left to go to classes and mistakenly left Carlin with “J,” her daughter.
Taking advantage of the situation, Carlin quickly moved next to the bikini-clad girl and, despite her protests, fondled and squeezed her butt, gave her open mouth kisses and tight embraces.
Thankfully, other condo residents observed Carlin's crimes, interrupted the lewd conduct and called police.
an interrogation, the suspect gave inconsistent accounts of his conduct
but firmly maintained that his physical contact with the elementary
school student wasn't sexual, according to court records.
After a heated trial, a jury convicted Carlin and Superior Court Judge Gary S. Paer sentenced him to one year in the Orange County Jail and forced him to register as a sex offender.
The 50-year-old man appealed by claiming prosecutorial misconduct sabotaged his right to a fair trial.
But this week, a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana determined that the case was righteous.
Perhaps because Carlin lives in Lake Elsinore, the file in this matter has been transferred to Riverside County authorities.
He used to live in Westminster.