If I recall correctly, one of the ladies was not quite eighteen, which usually means a lot more trouble.
The 36-year-old hacker behind a massive public leak of private celebrity photos has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Ryan Collins, of Pennsylvania, was one of two suspects in the September 2014 leaks known online as the Fappening or CelebGate. Celebrities impacted include Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna, and …
He probably played the autistic card and said the voices told him to do it.
Meanwhile some muppet who put a viable bomb on the tube in Greenwich is claiming autism and that it was a prank.
We seem to be tarnishing the good name of genuine autism sufferers by using it as a get out of jail free card in examples of mitigation.
You'd be surprised how many people have autism, judging by your response. It *should* be used as mitigation - if - the suspect/perp/whatever has a diagnosis. OTOH, don't be surprised if others try it on as a result. The good old US of A doesn't seem to give a damn, though, judging by the way they go after overseas suspects, autism or not.
My two small children have autism, both show signs of genius, neither have a very strong sense of consequences. Despite all my efforts, I'm not going to be able to provide guidance forever so I worry about their future.