The mayor of Batesville, Indiana, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of patronizing a prostitute.
Mayor Richard C. Fledderman, 60, is accused of paying for sex acts with Indianapolis man Randy Wigle-Stevens, 42, in June.
Wigle-Stevens was also arrested Tuesday and charged with prostitution, intimidation and failure to disclose dangerous communicable disease status.
“You can go around any street in this town,” Andy Gutzwiller, a resident of Batesville, said. “It is definitely the talk of the town.”