Concerns over treating a convicted flasher's medical needs in prison

Friday, January 14th 2005, 6:05 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa County judge will decide next month whether to put a three-time convicted sex offender in prison.

James Blisset's attorney says he shouldn't go to prison if the system can't properly take care of Blisset's serious medical conditions. Blisset turned himself in last June the day after the News on 6 aired a story about a man who exposed himself to a woman at Sam's and a mother and child at Big Splash.

Blisset was convicted of the same type of crime twice before. Each time he received counseling and probation. This time, a plea bargain calls for him to spend three years in prison and five years on probation.

One of Blisset’s victims "Stacey": "When this first happened, I felt bad for him and thought he needs help. Then, I found out he's done it over and over and has gotten help and now I think he needs to do some jail time and see if that helps."

Blisset's attorney says his client needs $8,500 worth of medication each month. He wants him placed in a medical facility.

The judge plans to ask the prison if it can care for Blisset, before deciding on a sentence.