A California dental assistant was arrested on Tuesday for having sexual relations with at least three Siskiyou County teens.
NBC 52 reports the 42-year-old Mary Fletcher, who goes by “Debbie,” is accused of having sex with three football players from Mount Shasta High School. According to court documents, she seduced the students while working alongside the football team’s photographer. She reportedly hooked up with students over the course of several weeks throughout different areas of Siskiyou County. She was caught when an anonymous caller tipped off the Mount Shasta Police Department last September.
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District Attorney Kirk Andrus stated that he’s trying to work with the victims to gather more information, but given their age, it’s a sensitive and difficult process.
“I have spoken with some of the victims… and ya know, these cases are always challenging. I mean especially for a young person that are by definition not prepared for this kind of relationship. Relationship is probably the wrong word but they’re not prepared for this kind of interaction with an adult.”
Siskiyou County Sheriff, Jon Lopey, told the New York Post that Fletcher met the victims by “chance encounter,” and developed relationships with the boys over time.
“It was kind of a chance encounter and she evidently developed a relationship with the boys at a later time.”
Fletcher is charged with four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. She’s also charged with “trying to keep a witness from cooperating with law enforcement” after allegedly sending the victims text messages, asking them to keep quiet.
According to Fletcher’s Facebook page, she has at least one daughter. She closed her page on Thursday after allegations against her went public. So far, she hasn’t confirmed or denied the accusations against her. She was released from the Sisiyou County Jail after posting $10,000 bail.
The case is still under investigation. Anyone with any information should contact the sheriff department’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 841-2900.
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