His father and an aide help him with almost everything, even eating.
The thinking part of Mertsaris' brain works fine. He moves his head to manipulate a computer. He graduated from college and earned a law degree.
Mertsaris works as a lawyer at the Taxi and Limousine Commission. He handles cases involving taxi drivers.
Last October, a TLC judge accused Mertaris of grabbing her upper thigh and buttocks while they were in the office alone. His aide had gone to file papers.
His arms and hands tend to flail around and that's where the trouble started. When people get too close to him, Mertsaris tends to get nervous and he has more trouble controlling his arms.
He says his arm moved and hit her. He says he did not intend to touch her.
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