Police: Meridian man sexually abused young child

Police: Meridian man sexually abused young child

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Department

William Fletcher

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 10:47 AM

MERIDIAN -- A 30-year-old Meridian man is charged with felony lewd and lascivious conduct after police say he had inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 10.

Officers with the Meridian Police Department arrested William Fletcher during a traffic stop just after 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea said police had been investigating a complaint that Fletcher physically abused a child around March 15th. However, Basterrechea said that investigation ultimately suggested the abuse was sexual in nature.

Basterrechea says police don't believe the sexual abuse was random or any other victims are involved in the case.

Fletcher is currently in the Ada County Jail.

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