BATESVILLE, IN (FOX19) - Former Batesville mayor Richard Fledderman was sentenced to one year probation after pleading guilty to charges related to his involvement with a male prostitute last year.
Indiana State Police said Fledderman paid Randy Wigle-Stevens for sex last June of last year.
Wigle-Stevens, 42, of Indianapolis, failed to disclose he had HIV and threatened to go public with the encounter unless Fledderman paid him additional money, according to Indiana State Police.
Both men were arrested after that, and Fledderman was charged with patronizing a prostitute.
Wigle-Stevens has also pleaded guilty to charges of prostitution, intimidation and failure to disclose dangerous communicable disease status.
Fledderman stepped down from his role of mayor, following his arrest.
In a statement Wednesday, Fledderman said, "throughout this process I have cooperated fully and today brings closure on this matter. I regret my actions and I am truly sorry for the hurt I have caused my family in this community. I am focusing on moving forward with my family and I will be making no further comments."