CANTON, Ohio (November 28, 2012)—Canton, Ohio Municipal Judge John A. Poulos ordered the maximum sentence of a month in jail for William Bailey, 43, who pleaded no contest Tuesday to reduced misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing.
Bailey was accused of making fun of a young girl with cerebral palsy.
Bailey was caught on cell phone video at a school bus stop in October making fun of how the 10-year-old disabled girl walks.
The video of him seemingly imitating her limp was disseminated online and on local TV news.
Bailey denied he was mocking the girl and said he was reacting to name-calling directed at his 9-year-old son.
Bailey apologized to the girl and her family in a statement Tuesday.