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Male prostitute sentenced for not disclosing HIV status to former Batesville mayor

Fledderman (left) and Stevens (Indiana State Police via AP)

BATESVILLE, Ind. (AP) _ A male prostitute has been sentenced to 908 days on probation after pleading guilty not disclosing his HIV-positive status to the then-mayor of Batesville.

WISH-TV reports Randy-Wigle Stevens also pleaded guilty to charges of prostitution and intimidation on Friday.

Indiana State Police say former Batesville Mayor Richard Fledderman paid Wigle-Stevens for sex last June and that Wigle-Stevens had threatened to go public unless Fledderman paid him off.

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

Following his arrest, Fledderman resigned as mayor of the city about 60 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

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