Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Teen Journalists Expose Fake Aristocrat

Some high school reporters at Stillwater Area High School in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, have exposed a "royal" visitor to their school as a complete fake and a convicted sex offender. "Caspian James Crichton-Stuart IV, the Fifth Duke of Cleveland", claimed to be in line to the British throne, and to be 17. Smelling a rat, the budding journalists checked with the British Consulate and with various websites, and discovered that he is Joshua Adam Gardner, 22, who was convicted of having sex with a fourteen year old in 2003. They reported what they found to school administrators, who passed on the information to police. The cops picked Gardner up. He now awaits a hearing on parole violations. Read more here.

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