Our justice system has been in severe need of an overhaul for some time now, but the current condition of it, thanks in large part to “soft-on-crime” policies being pushed by liberal mayors, attorney generals, and all sorts of other politicians has definitely accelerated the crash and burn.
A great example of this comes from a story covered by TheBlaze, which details how career sexual deviant Erric Morton, 35, who was originally arrested for planting a ton of different cameras in bathrooms all over the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, ended up released from custody. Morton was originally charged with a total of 12 felonies, which included charges of possession of child pornography, capturing images of an unclothed person, and using a computer to commit a crime. The pervert was officially arraigned for his crimes on Sept. 7.
There were a bunch of different locations where these cameras were hidden, but a few of the more notable ones include Starbucks, Sweetwater Coffee, Vertex Coffee, Bath and Body Works, and Gallup Park.
Here’s more information from TheBlaze report:
Some of his cameras were reportedly disguised as USB outlets, whereas others may have appeared as pens, which he clipped beneath sinks. Police said the footage Morton captured he later distributed online.
Deputy Chief Jason Forsberg of the Ann Arbor Police Department told WXYZ-TV that, following a tip, the AAPD served two search warrants on July 22 with the support of the Michigan State Police’s cybercrime unit. In Morton’s possession, they allegedly “found hundreds of photographs and videos of people in various states of undress.” Police also seized multiple electronics devices from Morton’s home. As police continue to determine precisely who and how many people were victimized, Morton walks free, having posted a $100,000 bond. It is unclear who raised the money.
Ann Arbor Police Lt. Bonnie Theil told WDIV, “We see it as tremendously heinous and just a horrible violation and we want to get him off the streets. … Unfortunately, we see a lot of recidivism in sexual deviance crimes.”
What will really make steam blow out of your ears is the fact that this is not the first time Morton has been charged for capturing images of unclothed people, which includes kids, without their knowledge or consent.
Back in 2006, this sicko was sentenced for similar crimes by Washtenaw County Trial Judge David Dwartz under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, a piece of legislation that might have played a role in keeping Morton’s predilection and criminal record hidden from the general public.
“According to court documents, in 2015 Morton was also charged with 17 felony counts related to the illegal capture and surveillance of unclothed people. Between 2010 and 2015, he had collected over 7,000 videos taken in the bathrooms at little league games,” the report said.
According to MLive, along with the toilet cameras, Morton also used shoe cameras to capture film and photographs up women’s skirts. Man, a guy who is this desperate to see people naked has so many options available to indulge his sick, twisted fantasies that don’t involve harming other people, and yet, here is, in the age of the Internet, doing this garbage. What is up with that?
He could, oh, I don’t know, stop being a loser, get a real job, take care of himself, and meet an actual woman who would, if he played his cards right, willingly get naked for him without the worry of going to jail over it. Why not apply that work ethic to something productive? Good grief.
Morton was released from prison on May 26, 2015, on a $10,000 bond. A year later, guess where the dude ended up? Back in jail. He then served six years behind bars, being released on parole back on January 27, 2022. Police believe that no sooner had the sole of his shoe hit the street, he was back to his old ways again.
“Ann Arbor police indicated on September 9 that they were still attempting to identify additional victims. The AAPD has created a site for anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Morton to file a report,” TheBlaze reported.