Batesville mayor arrested, accused of hiring prostitute who didn’t disclose HIV status

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Richard C. Fledderman
Richard C. Fledderman

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)
Randy Wigle-Stevens FOX59
Randy Wigle-Stevens

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