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Dirty diaper dumping suspect charged in OC

A dirty adult diaper is seen on MacArthur Boulevard on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in this image provided by Corona Del Mar Today. (Corona Del Mar Today)

December 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A man accused of dumping soiled adult diapers on Orange County roads has been formally charged.

For months, authorities struggled to find whoever was dumping the diapers on southbound lanes of Coast Highway in Newport Beach and Laguna Bach.

Tomoo Kawai, 67, was arrested after investigators found his employers address in a bag of dumped diapers.

Kawai was charged with a misdemeanor count of prohibited waste disposal. If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail.