On Monday, May 15, the state police were notified by the Department of Children and Family Services that Richard E. Piper, Jr., age 62 from Pittsford, had exposed himself while in the Jacuzzi at the Holiday Inn located at 476 Holiday Drive in the town of Rutland. It was unknown if the children that were swimming in the pool observed this behavior.
Through the investigation it was learned Piper exposed himself twice on May 14 (Mother’s Day) while in the Jacuzzi and the children did not witness the behavior. However, two adult female mothers enjoying Mother’s Day with their children were subjected to Piper’s continuous sexualized behavior. The mothers, age 36 and 38, are both also residents of Rutland County.
In July of 2009, and February 2012, Piper was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct a total of three times. One of the victims was under 13 years old. Piper is currently on the state of Vermont Sex Offender Registry. Piper was arrested and transported to Rutland Superior Court.
He was scheduled to appear in Rutland Superior Court on May 26, according to a news release May 26.