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Langley man with foot fetish arrested after accused of approaching women in Aiken, North Augusta

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 9:52 PM
Last updated 10:03 PM
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A man with a foot fetish was arrested by North Augusta Public Safety on Friday, just days after he was accused of approaching women to kiss and smell their feet at the Aiken Walmart, police said.

Joey Leaphart  SPECIAL
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Joey Leaphart

Joey William Leaphart, 42, of Langley, is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty to committing a lewd act on a minor in 2000. Court records show he sucked and licked the toes of an 11-year-old girl in Langley.

In 2002, jurors found Leaphart innocent of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after he was accused of forcing himself on a 22-year-old woman’s foot.

On Friday, Leaphart was arrested and charged with soliciting for contribution after approaching women in North Augusta Plaza and asking for money, according to North Augusta Public Safety.

“Whereas, Leaphart has not yet been connected to any criminal misconduct stemming from North Augusta’s solicitation incident, officers with Public Safety believe his behavior to be odd and suspicious,” Public Safety spokesman Lt. Tim Thornton wrote in a news release.

The department urges women traveling alone to use caution. Anyone with a similar personal interaction with Leaphart is asked to call North Augusta Public Safety at (803) 279-2121.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/23/12 - 05:46 am
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Strange addiction..

Strange addiction..

cozzster
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cozzster 02/23/12 - 07:36 am
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Must be something in the
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Must be something in the water in the south....

kayekaye37
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kayekaye37 02/23/12 - 07:57 am
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This has been going on for

This has been going on for yrs w/this guy. Something needs to be done! If I am not mistaken he has done this in North Augusta in the past and Aiken and also severed time for it too. How many more times does he have to do this before something gets done?

shootamonkey
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shootamonkey 02/23/12 - 11:15 am
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This guy approached my wife
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This guy approached my wife and daughter at the Pizza Hut in Thomson about 10 days ago and asked for money. He said he was from Langley and needed money to go to Florida to see a sick relative. They did NOT give him any money and he left.

shootamonkey
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shootamonkey 02/23/12 - 11:22 am
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This guy was traveling with
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This guy was traveling with two women he stated were his wife and mother-in-law. He was driving a light blue station wagon with South Carolina license plate.

Jake
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Jake 02/23/12 - 12:40 pm
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What a heel. I hope they nail

What a heel. I hope they nail him.

riddledwith_hope
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riddledwith_hope 02/23/12 - 02:29 pm
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This is absolutely

This is absolutely disgusting. So disturbing...

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 02/23/12 - 04:27 pm
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Hmmmm, yeah that's a weird

Hmmmm, yeah that's a weird one, all right. Yet, I can't help but notice...this guy doesn't just have a foot fetish, he's got a CAROLINA foot fetish!!

specsta
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specsta 02/23/12 - 08:09 pm
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Everyone has fetishes and if

Everyone has fetishes and if someone tells you they don't, they are lying. Entire industries have been built on fetishes (plastic surgeons can attest to this). Unfortunately, this guy chooses to indulge his fetish in a way that harms others. Not very smart.

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raul 02/23/12 - 10:24 pm
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Something evil is afoot!

Something evil is afoot! Methinks Joey is a sole man.

Pu239
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Pu239 02/23/12 - 10:25 pm
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He better hope he doesn't
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He better hope he doesn't proposition the lady that nailed that guy with her stiletto heeled shoe…

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