Docs: Man accused of urinating on girl has mental illness

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids man accused of urinating on a 5-year-old girl and using racial slurs toward her has a history of mental illness, according to court documents.

The man was arrested Wednesday after police said he urinated on a 5-year-old girl, who is black, then called her the N-word. The incident happened in an alley off the 1000 block of Leonard Street NW, near Tamarack Avenue.

In early 2017, the 60-year-old man was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility for at least 60 days. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, according to Kent County probate court records.

At the time, a social worker reported that he had not been taking his prescribed medication. Another social worker said he was “easily provoked, delusional and sexually preoccupied due to increasing psychosis,” the court records show.  

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