Woman Had Sex With Underage Football Players: Charges

Authorities say Mary Fletcher met the teens at a team photo shoot
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2017 5:13 PM CST
Woman Had Sex With Underage Football Players: Charges
Mary Fletcher   (Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office)

A 42-year-old California woman was arrested this week on suspicion of having sex with three underage high-school football players, People reports. Mary Fletcher, a dental assistant, was helping a photographer during a photo shoot for the Mt. Shasta High School football team last summer. Authorities say that's where she met the teens. The sheriff's office says "each boy had at last one sexual encounter" with Fletcher. They also allegedly exchanged "pornographic-type photos." Authorities say the sexual misconduct went on for weeks before it was reported. A district attorney tells KOBI the victims were "not prepared for this kind of interaction with an adult."

Officials at Mt. Shasta High School found out about the alleged sexual encounters in September and went to police. An investigation culminated in Fletcher's arrest on Tuesday. She was charged with four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse on Thursday. Fletcher hasn't commented on the charges, but a friend tells People the allegations are "one-sided," and there's "a lot of evidence" that hasn't come out yet. (More sexual misconduct stories.)

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