Wed Aug 27,11:20 AM ET (AP)
UXBRIDGE, Mass. - A man accused of licking a woman's feet in a Bellingham grocery store was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to assault just before his trial was to begin.
Raymond Dublin, 36, formerly of Providence, R.I., pleaded guilty Tuesday at Uxbridge District Court to charges of assault and battery and lewd and lascivious behavior.
His attorney asked for a sentence of two years of counseling, but Judge Paul Losapio said counseling wasn't sufficient for Dublin, a two-time convicted sex offender who just completed a one-year sentence on similar foot-licking charges at a Woonsocket, R.I., supermarket.
"I don't know what type of counseling someone could undergo for this kind of behavior," he said.
Dublin was charged with sneaking up behind a woman at the Bellingham Save-A-Lot supermarket and licking her feet and toes in June 2002.
Prosecutor Paul Bolton said Dublin had three separate encounters with the woman, whom he described as "extremely annoyed."
"This individual, this gentleman, has a significant sexual problem," Bolton said of Dublin.