Monday, April 14, 2014

Man who harassed disabled children ordered to hold sign saying he is a bully

A judge ordered a man from South Euclid, Ohio to stand on a street corner holding a sign saying he picks on disabled children.

For 15 years, Mike Prugh says, his next-door neighbour, 62-year-old Edmond Aviv,  has harassed his family including adopted African-American siblings with disabilities.

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After appearing in court five times over the years, Judge Gayle Williams-Byers said enough is enough. She sentenced Aviv to 15 days in jail and ordered him to make a sign saying he is a bully.

On Sunday, he had to stand at a street corner holding the sign to let people know what he did. As part of his sentence, Aviv is required to write a letter of apology to the Prugh family, take anger management classes and complete 100 hours of community service. If he fails to do any of that, he will go back to jail.


Barbwire said...

Wow! Good for that judge!

Ratz said...

I wonder where "cruel and unusual punishment" comes in.

Anonymous said...

holding a sign does nothing - he should be doing something productive that actually helps someone