'Serial Foot Licker' Busted

Anthony Perri faces sex abuse charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2012 2:30 PM CDT
'Serial Foot Licker' Busted
Anthony Perri faces sex abuse charges.   (Shutterstock)

Gross Crime of the Day: A man was arrested yesterday after allegedly fondling and licking the feet of two children in an upstate New York library. Anthony S. Perri faces sex abuse and other charges; he is accused of taking off the children's shoes and then pressing their feet against his face for sexual gratification. He confessed to cops, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, and then blamed the whole thing on President Obama and others during a tirade after being arrested.

Police are looking into the possibility that Perri was involved with five similar incidents in the area, in which girls between ages 5 and 10 had their feet licked in bookstores and libraries, WHAM reports. But don't confuse him with Joey Leaphart, who was arrested last week after allegedly tricking an 18-year-old woman into letting him suck her toe. Leaphart approached the woman inside a Walmart and pretended to be from America's Funniest Home Videos, saying she would be paid $100 to go along with the "prank." The Smoking Gun notes that the 43-year-old is a "registered sex offender whose rap sheet is littered with foot-related crimes." (More strange stuff stories.)

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