A serial burglar was spared being locked up because a court heard his cleanliness disorder and other emotional problems would make it too traumatic.
Nathan Cassidy who had 14 previous convictions for 29 offences, was not given an immediate custodial sentence because of his obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Mark McDonald, for Cassidy, said because of psychological problems, including OCD in relation to cleanliness, custody would have a “very traumatic effect” on him.
Cassidy received a 12-month sentence in a young offenders’ institution, suspended for two years, as well as a mental health treatment requirement and two-year supervision order.
What having OCD will keep you out of prison? Much of my family are obsessive clean freaks. This means they could go on a major crime spree and not worry about doing prison time. Mind you if they did end up in a penitentiary it would be the cleanest prison in Canada.