Rutledge Deas: Louisiana man, 31, who faked disability to get diaper changed, rearrested
Deas, who pretended to be disabled and tricked a healthcare worker into changing his diaper, has now been charged with attempted human trafficking
A Louisiana man who pretended to be disabled and tricked a healthcare worker into changing his adult diaper has now been charged with attempted human trafficking. Last week, 31-year-old Rutledge Deas was arrested after detectives investigated a text message in which he claimed to be engaged in “alternative therapy”, and asked a babysitter to change his diapers in exchange for payment.
Rutledge Deas posed as a younger man with special needs and “tried to recruit the victim to solicit other babysitters to care for him,” State Police said in a statement. Police arrested Deas and charged him with one count of attempted human trafficking and booked him into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.
Several months back, Deas was arrested for impersonating his nonexistent disabled brother simply to trick healthcare workers into changing his adult diapers. A WGNO report identified him as Rutledge "Rory" Deas, and he subsequently faced 10 counts each of human labor trafficking and sexual battery, and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Reports claimed that he used the process to "obtain sexual arousal." Reportedly, Deas created umpteen social media posts for home healthcare workers and mentioned in the ads that the services are meant for his 18-year-old mentally and physically disabled brother, "Cory." After being identified, Deas was arrested and taken to Orleans Parish jail.
According to an old press release issued by Louisiana State Police: "Upon arranging for a home health care provider, Deas would then pose as 'Cory' while allowing the care provider to change his adult diaper and obtain sexual arousal under the false pretenses of being disabled."
"After providing home care on at least ten separate occasions, the victim became increasingly suspicious of Deas' behavior and subsequently discovered 'Cory' was actually Rutledge 'Rory' Deas posing as his fictitious handicapped brother."
The case first came into notice when one of the nurses went to deputies after she wasn't paid for her services. Days later, a second victim complained and said she was owed about $7000 in back payments. A third victim later complained that he was approached by a man named Kelly for home care services for his disabled brother. While the investigation was ongoing, anyone suspected of being a victim of Deas is urged to contact LSP Detectives at (504) 310-7000.