BATESVILLE, Ind. (August 11, 2015)– State Police arrested Batesville’s mayor Tuesday, alleging he hired a prostitute.
Police say Mayor Richard C. Fledderman, 60, of Batesville, paid for sex acts with Randy Wigle-Stevens, 42, of Indianapolis, in June.
Fledderman faces one count of patronizing a prostitute, a class “A” misdemeanor.
Wigle-Stevens was also arrested. Officers say he didn’t tell Fledderman that he was HIV-positive before engaging in the sex acts. Police say Wigle-Stevens threatened to go public with the information unless Fledderman paid him more money.
Wigle-Stevens faces one count each of:
- Failure to disclose dangerous communicable disease status (level 6 felony)
- Prostitution (class “A” misdemeanor)
- Intimidation (class “A” misdemeanor)