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Teen accused of inciting sexual deviate conduct

Friday, April 17, 2009

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Jesse L. Fletcher
A complaint by a parent led to the investigation and ultimate arrest of a Brazil teenager for allegations of sexual deviate conduct.

According to court documents, officials at the Brazil City Police Department have been investigating an incident that occurred in early March, where Jesse L. Fletcher, 18, allegedly was sexually involved with a juvenile under the age of 14.

Facing formal charges of class B child molestation and class D child solicitation, officials at the Clay County Prosecutor's Office confirmed Fletcher is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash bond awaiting further court proceedings.

If convicted of a class B felony, the highest charge filed against Fletcher at this time, the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from 6-20 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.

If convicted of a class D felony, it is punishable with six-months-3 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.

Further details are unavailable due to the nature of the case.


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This guy, not kid, is sick. He wants to make big boy crime he can do the big boy time.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Fri, Apr 17, 2009, at 10:21 PM

I would like to see some proof, before I start pointing fingers, BigCB20. Not in anyway saying he is innocent though. Show me where they talked about proof in that story that he did it. They must take all complaints of any sexual abuse with a child seriously. So instead of accusing this guy, wait for more information.

Remember:

Innocent before proven Guilty!

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Fri, Apr 17, 2009, at 10:45 PM

I dont know this boy, but having a teen, these girls dont look 14 or act 14 anymore. Some girls I know have lied about there age as well, to be older. With this being said, I am not saying this is right, but us parents need to keep a tighter grip on our teens. And I am just as quilty, with working not knowing all that goes on with my kids.

-- Posted by Hoss's Mom on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 8:03 AM

For starter's Northview Girl....I understand that they have to take every complaint of sexual abuse seriously but if you havent noticed the picture kinda looks like a "jail mug shot" and they dont just put people in jail because the media wants to do a story. And since the prosecutor's office is involved I would guess and this only a guess that there had to be proof that the crime did happen or the prosecutor wouldnt have the guy arrested!

Way to go Prosecutor Reberger and BPD for taking this person off the street!

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 10:48 AM

To all who read this! As a mother of 5 and 4 of them being girls, I have pretty much dealt with anythinhg a teen can do. To the Hoss's MoM comment, from a mother that has also served in the Military for 16 years making sure the streets are safe for you and everyone, I ask how tight of grip do you keep on your child to keep this from happening? If you were to ask my children how tight their grip was they would have a lot to say about strictness being the child of a Soldier! Finally as the mother of the VICTOM I say to BigCB20, you are a pretty smart cookie, meaning i'm in 200% agreement with you on the comment which stated "I would guess, and this is just a guess but there had to be proof that the crime did happen or the prosecuter wouldn't have the guy arrested" !!! Pretty sure as the victoms mother, you are on to something. Finaly, I would personaly like to thank the prosecuter and the BPD and especially the ONLY CITY detective for "doing his job" and saving MY daughter, oh and for all of you out there with teen girls you might want to thank these people for saving your 12 to 14 year old daughter too!!!!! Kudo's to BPD

-- Posted by asteelersfan4evr on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 2:11 PM

I read this story and I must say it worries me...my children all live right there in Clay County, my oldest, a 15 year old girl knows this boy, or man, I dont wanna comment on what I KNOW about this MAN, but I will say kudos for making it safer for my daughter....I worry daily about my children as I am not currently with them, I'm serving this great country in Iraq for the year, and I worry daily about my daughter and sons and their safety...having him off the streets make me feel SO MUCH BETTER! Thank you Brazil PD, and thank you Brazil Times for allowing me access to your local news online!

-- Posted by proud mom and soldier on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 5:20 PM

This is how I feel about the whole situation. i have seen Jesse, and i am a friend of Jesse's. I'm not going to say that 'i know he wouldn't do something like this' because I don't know. But what most people are ignorant of, and like Hoss's mom said, just because you all want to believe that your 14 year old daughter is a perfect angel. That's a lie, and your kidding yourself. I am an 18 year old teenage girl myself, and I have lied plenty of times in my life, and I have done stupid things before. Girls lie to get what they want, they think it's cool to have sex, teenage girls are the biggest hormonal monsters out their. They conniving, and will use things against anyone if they are angry. Boys can be the same way too, but to take away 6-20 years of this boys life, just because you ASSUME he did it is wrong. How do we know this girl wasn't asking for it? I think people just blow things way out of proportion. If Jesse does time, then fine, but maybe the parents should pay more attention to what their daughter is doing, so she isn't going around getting 'sexually attacked' by guys in the first place.

-- Posted by Itswhatever on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 5:30 PM

I am furious that a person could even have a thought in their head, that a child "was asking to be molested", that is one of the most ignorant comments I think I have recently read. Soldier and mother of three, thank you for serving our country, I know personaly how hard it is to be away from your children because that is what your country asks you to do, again I say thanks to you and stay safe over there!!

-- Posted by asteelersfan4evr on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 5:46 PM

I think this should be deviant conduct, not deviate, shouldn't it?

-- Posted by bsmom on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 6:49 PM

generally as a rule I try not to get involved in these messy situations but the quote from this teenage girl who"s a friend of the suspect, How do we know this girl wasn't asking for it?

If a guy would have made a comment like that he would be roasting over a slow fire...wrong is wrong no matter what made him or this child get together

and folks they aren't going to go to all the trouble of arresting this guy if there wasn't not only probable cause but some proof as well,I am not saying he is guilty or innocent but if he is he needs to be in prison where all deviates belong away from society

-- Posted by dovelw on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 10:42 PM

Wow life is scary if you have kids isn't.? I think I agree with you all parents need to keep more of an eye on there kids. Also this adults 18 and over need to realize there an adult go find people there own age. Plus NO is No no matter how there dressed or what they ask for.

-- Posted by kd323 on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 10:00 AM

To Itswhatever, you still have a LOT of growing up to do. NO ONE, male or female, "asks for it". An assumption on my part, you've never had to go through whatever this young girl may have had to (I'm not saying he's innocent or guilty, that's for the court to decide)but I do want to say, if you HAD been through something like that, you definitely would NOT be making such an idiotic comment as maybe she asked for it. Bottom line, HE is the adult, she's the child, HE is responsible for his actions and being the adult in the situation, he should have acted like the adult.

I do agree with comments that parents need to pay more attention to what their children are doing. I'm pretty strict with my kids, their friends and their friends parents think it's horrible, however, many of their friends have either been in trouble with the law or have wound up pregnant. I'm proud to say that neither of my teens have been in any trouble. It may happen some day, I'm not dumb enough to think my kids are perfect, but you can bet that if it does happen, they're sure going to have a hard time getting around the strict rules that are set and should be set for kids.

Asteelersfan4ever, I'm so sorry that you, your daughter, and your family would have to go through something like this. I pray that you find a way to get through this peacefully.

-- Posted by asil on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 12:36 PM

I really didn't mean to say that she asked for it. I wrote that wrong, and I apologize. I'm simply saying that when I was fourteen I didn't stupid things like have sex with older guys, because I thought that it was cool. I realized though that what I was doing was stupid, and seeing my friend being put in bad situations and getting pregnant opened my eyes. I agree, no one deserves to be raped, not even hookers deserve it. I just think they need to look at all the facts. Please excuse what I wrote before. I don't take back that people need to pay more attention to their kids. I trust that they will find out the whole story though. If it's Jesse's fault, he will go to jail, because he deserves too. If he doesn't, he doesn't.

-- Posted by Itswhatever on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 12:53 PM

The difference between deviant and deviate is explained if you look up IC 35-41-1-9. I'm not going into it, but for those who wonder why which word is selected for a criminal charge you will see it for yourselves when you look up Indiana Code.

I will pray for both families while a court of law determines guilt.

-- Posted by Cy on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 6:07 PM

You would not believe how many young girls would proposition my son because they thought he was so cute and thought sex was no big deal. Their parents had no idea what they were texting and sending to him on their cell phones and saying to him in notes on on the phone. Good thing he was smart enough to know they were way to young for him and he wasn't interested. But, they didn't look their age. How can their parents let them go out dressed and made up like that when they are only 12 and 13 years old? I'm not saying they are asking for it, but where are the parents at when the girls look the way they do??

-- Posted by claycountrygirl on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 10:24 PM

I have dealt with this familt in a court setting within the past 2 years.

Thank you for getting at least one of them off of the street!

-- Posted by sassypants on Mon, Apr 20, 2009, at 7:03 AM

I agree with most of you that its very hard to determine a girls age nowadays,because they are more developed and when they dress right they look much older.I have seen this happen within my own family, when my daughter was 13, she put on makeup and wore a dress and High heels, we were with some friends in Lake Tahoe,ca,we went to Reno to gamble, my daughter gambled in every casino on the strip and was never carded.

I think if a Relly good looking boy asked every girl he met for proof she was old enough to be with, he might as well be a priest,because the girls would evade him like a plague.

the laws need changed and parents of the girls are the ones that need to be prosecuted.

I say there are two sides in this day and age and the law should look at both sides before destoying a young mans life and the girl goes right back out and gets another victim

-- Posted by T-REX on Mon, Apr 20, 2009, at 9:48 AM

and to the parent who complained, its your fault period allowing your daughter to engage in this sort of thing.

I know in your feeeble mine you think you have the most desirable daughter in the universe, but think about this poor boys life forever is ruined, because you failed to observe what your daughter was doing. you should be held criminally accountable period

-- Posted by T-REX on Mon, Apr 20, 2009, at 9:53 AM

T-Rex... You need to step back and look at what you are writing. Nobody MADE this boy behave this way.

-- Posted by sassypants on Mon, Apr 20, 2009, at 10:42 AM

T-REX, you said: "and to the parent who complained, its your fault period allowing your daughter to engage in this sort of thing" then you brag: " my daughter gambled in every casino on the strip and was never carded."

And YOU allowed her to do it. Pot, kettle, black.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Apr 20, 2009, at 2:15 PM

Good point Lee...

-- Posted by sassypants on Mon, Apr 20, 2009, at 2:38 PM

Wow! I hope you aren't a judge. I think there is some evidence or this jerk would not be brought up on charges.

I don't see why you are saying this is the girls fault! An under age person is under age no matter what they look like or how they dress.

-- Posted by sassypants on Mon, Apr 20, 2009, at 3:42 PM

To all with comforting comments, thank you! To the judging readers, I reread the article in the paper and I can't seem to find where it says that MY daughter dresses racy or that I don't have control of her, remember I have raised three older children that are upstanding members of society and the other two I am raising right, right now! I keep very tight grips on my children but you cant be there 24/7, infact I do believe that one of the documented FACTS happened while I was at my uncle's funeral visitation, who just happen to die a few day's before on my BIRTHDAY!!!! You are right though, innocent before proven guilty, I'm just waiting on the sentencing part of this whole situation so I can get on with our lives and help my daughter understand what she has went through makes her a victim.

-- Posted by asteelersfan4evr on Mon, Apr 20, 2009, at 5:48 PM

infact I do believe that one of the documented FACTS happened while I was at my uncle's funeral visitation

-- Posted by asteelersfan4evr

Wait, What! One of the documented facts? Are you saying your daughter let this happen more than once? Sorry but clear that up a little bit, because the way you put it leads me on to believing that she did it more than once and was letting it happen. Which teens will be teens.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 7:40 AM

steelersfan

I have walked in your shoes with this very family. I know what it is like having people turn it around and make it your fault or your daughter's.

Good luck with this. You will need your strength. I wish there was a way I could talk to your personally and let you know what went on with us. All of my emails have my name on it so I can't send you a link. If yours doesn't have your name, send me a link and I would LOVE to talk to you!

God's strength!

-- Posted by sassypants on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 7:48 AM

For starter's Northview Girl....I understand that they have to take every complaint of sexual abuse seriously but if you havent noticed the picture kinda looks like a "jail mug shot" and they dont just put people in jail because the media wants to do a story. And since the prosecutor's office is involved I would guess and this only a guess that there had to be proof that the crime did happen or the prosecutor wouldnt have the guy arrested!

-- Posted by BigCB20

Thats not what I'm saying what I'm saying is guys can get locked up now for a girl just pointing at them and telling a cop. He touched my bottom. It's rediculous and yes that happens all time. F.Y.I. that picture was probably taken in the jail.

He could be guilty neither of us know. We probably won't know until the court process is over.

But, either way both families of the accused and the victim are going to be going through a saddened part of their life. I wish both of them the best of luck.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 7:48 AM

how about making her realise that she also made the boy a victim also,two sides to every story

-- Posted by T-REX on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 10:15 AM

I did say that, but there is a difference here, she was with her parents at all times, not texting or flirting.Its against the law here to leave a underage girl or boy at home unattended.

we had rented a cabin and was going to a show at one of the clubs in Reno, thats why the dress and high heels for her, but we did go early and lost our rear ends on the slots( as usual), but she was never carded by security even once.why because she looked over 21,thats why I said parents need to be more aware of what thier kids are doing on the cell phones and computers now a days.

-- Posted by T-REX on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 10:22 AM

It sounds like ny reading this article,this wasnt a one time thing for either the girl or the boy,so why isnt the police checking all the facts.

I think the mother of the girl really needs to step up to the plate and tell the police he shouldn`t be charged.Unless she is only concerned that this boys life will be ruined,he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life,and thats because her daughter had the hots

-- Posted by T-REX on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 10:39 AM

He is a friend of mine and its a bad thing that all this happend but i think the parents of the girl need to keep control of their daughter and teach her not to sleep with older boys.But i guess thats just how I feel.

-- Posted by Tommy_Holifield on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 11:33 AM

What in the world would make you think he should not be charged? He committed a crime. It isn't a woops I changed my mind thing. He broke the law!

-- Posted by sassypants on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 2:54 PM

Northview girl, you really need to pay attention to what it is that you are typing. I guess for your young mind I will rewrite in a way you will understand what it is that sentence meant, how I SHOULD have put it is "ONE of the documented facts" meaning there is more than ONE way of proving something DID happened. To the person who says that I need to go to Iraq, I'm gonna have to pass on that. I served this great country for 16 years and I'm thinking that will do!! Now how many years did you say that you spent serving this great country other than strutting your little girl all around Reno casino's gambling? God Bless You!!!!

-- Posted by asteelersfan4evr on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 3:35 PM

Sassypants,

I would love and welcome your support. My user name on here is my email @aol.com I added your name to my mail that way it won't go to spam and any negative people's comment will go to spam in the trash where they belong!! God Bless

-- Posted by asteelersfan4evr on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 3:57 PM

Ladies and gentlemen,

For all of you who wonder why your comments get deleted, scroll down and you will quickly understand.

This comment board is getting further and further off topic by slamming each other, the victims (both sides of this story) and then just being nasty. These comments aren't part of the story, they are opinions and many are one-sided judgments.

It won't be long before someone in charge at the paper says enough and shuts it down to stop the madness.

Learn from the mistakes, stop repeating them. I personally like reading these comment sections when they are informational and stay on topic. I'm tired of gossip and innuendo being the only things people put on here.

This is the type of story where no one involved is happy to be a part of it. This is a case of poor judgement by apparently immature individuals that is rightfully against the law, period. Let the courts decide guilt. Discuss the issues involved, but leave the people personally involved alone.

-- Posted by Cy on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 3:58 PM