Rochester, N.Y. - The man accused of touching the feet of young girls at local libraries has been found incompetent to stand trial and to serve as his own attorney.
Anthony Perri failed two evaluations with two independent professionals. He is now ordered to spend the next year in a mental health facility before his status is revisited. If he is found to be competent during that year the criminal proceedings would then resume.
Because he fired the public defender assigned to him during his arraignments in local town courts Perri was representing himself. However the court asked the public defender to stand with him throughout this process should he need any legal advice or consultation.
Perri was indicted on six criminal charges; a count of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree and Endangering the Welfare Of a Child for each of the three victims.
A grand jury charged Perri in connection with two incidents in Penfield and another in Pittsford.
In court Perri, much like his prior court appearances, made his thoughts and opinions known to the court on various occasions. He maintains that the government and police framed him and "used numerous women and children to follow (him) around."
He went on to say, "I know everything there is to know about the courts...I have a right to present an entrapment defense."