Police arrested Joseph Edward Nichols for a series of bizarre attacks in which young girls weresprayed with bodily fluids from a squirt gun. The 29 year old from Pine Hills has been charged withlewd or lascivious acts with a child for a series of attacks over the past year. Before the attackshe would allegedly steal a water gun from a discount department store, load it with his semen andthen spray young girls with it. In the last attack he approached a girl at an Orlando area K-Martand asked her to open her mouth. The girl refused and that is when he sprayed her in the face withthe squirt gun and then took her picture. He was captured on video surveillance camera and it wasput on local television stations and the police got their break. According to APB, preliminary DNAevidence released last week showed that the bodily fluids were from the same person. He willreceive counseling as part of a deal that's sending him to jail for four years. He was placed on 15years' probation and ordered to register as a sex offender after he pleaded no contest to onefelony - lewd or lascivious acts with a child - and seven misdemeanors in connection with a roughlyyearlong spree. The plea deal allows Nichols, who had been facing up to 15 years in prison, to besent to the county jail instead of a state prison, and it allows his nine victims to avoid havingto testify in a courtroom.

(Orlando, Florida)