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14 months in prison for Hooksett man with a penchant for diapers

Union Leader Correspondent

April 30. 2013 3:13PM
Eric Carrier, 25, of Hooksett appears in Rockingham County Superior Court Tuesday for a plea and sentencing hearing. (JAMES A. KIMBLE)

BRENTWOOD - A man with a diaper-changing fetish hatched a plan to expose himself to a woman by first posing as a father needing child care for his 5-year-old son, a prosecutor said.

Eric Carrier, 25, of Hooksett, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony count of attempted indecent exposure and lewdness as part of a negotiated plea deal that will require him to spend at least 14 months behind bars.

Carrier, who remains incarcerated at the Rockingham County jail, received a two- to four-year prison sentence that was suspended if he remains on good behavior and complies with sex-offender counseling and treatment.

Carrier first contacted the Hampton woman by responding to her advertisement on Craigslist Sept 12. He then phoned the woman claiming his two sons, including a 22-year-old with a brain injury, needed to be cared for, according to assistant county attorney Michael Zaino.

A meeting was set up, but only Carrier - posing as the older son with a brain injury - showed up at the woman's doorstep. Carrier told the woman and her friend who was present at the meeting that "he was wearing a diaper that needed to be changed," Zaino said. The woman ultimately refused and reported the matter to Hampton police.

Part of Tuesday's sentence includes punishment for a probation violation for exposing himself to another woman he met more than a year ago through Craigslist using a similar ruse, prosecutors said.

Carrier's arrest in Hampton came more than a year after being charged with indecent exposure for soliciting five other women by posing as a disabled person on Craigslist, according to police. He was convicted of indecent exposure July 30 in one of the cases, with the remaining charges being placed on file, according to Zaino. Carrier will now have to register as a sex offender for at least a decade and undergo sex offender counseling and treatment.

Public defender Kevin O'Keefe said in court Tuesday that his client has already written a letter of apology to the women, which was part of the negotiated sentence. The two women were present in court but declined to address Judge Tina Nadeau during the hearing. One of the women submitted a letter to the court.

Nadeau ordered Carrier to have no contact with the women and to have no unsupervised access to a computer with an Internet connection.

Carrier has spent roughly 220 days in county jail.

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