Homeless man gets probation for actions

A homeless man was sentenced Monday to five years of probation and must undergo a year of counseling for sexually harassing and following a Glendale teen, officials said.

Adam Cartwright, 33, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of soliciting and engaging in a lewd act in public, according to Shiara Davila-Morales, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

He also ordered to stay away from the 17-year-old girl and must register as a sex offender during his probation.

Cartwright was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail, but received custody credits for a total of 68 days.

He was arrested in September after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with following the teen as she walked home, according to Glendale police.

Police said he tapped her shoulder, blocked her path and made statements about wanting to kidnap her and engage in sexual activities.

She feared Cartwright was going to kidnap and rape her, so she ran into a local beauty store to get away, police said.

Cartwright is scheduled to return to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Glendale January 6 for a progress report.


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