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HIV-positive prostitute sentenced in case involving former mayor

BATESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A male prostitute who was accused of not disclosing his HIV-positive status to the mayor of Batesville has been sentenced in the case.

Randy-Wigle Stevens received 908 days of probation. He pleaded guilty to failure to disclose his HIV-positive status, prostitution and intimidation on Friday.

Indiana State Police said then-Batesville mayor Richard Fledderman paid Wigle-Stevens for sex last June. ISP also said Wigle-Stevens had threatened to go public unless Fledderman paid him off.

Both men were arrested, with Fledderman being charged for patronizing a prostitute. He has a bench trial scheduled on March 16.

Fledderman resigned following the arrest.

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