Batesville, IN

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Cameras
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
Letters
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Batesville is a city in Franklin and Ripley counties in the state of Indiana. Its population is roughly 6,600, making it the largest community in both counties but is not the county seat of either.

Arrest, shaming, and loss of employment are consequences of buying sex that have occurred in Batesville.  In August, 2015, the city of Batesville announced the resignation of its Mayor after allegations that he patronized a prostitute. The man submitted his resignation in a letter to his attorney and addressing the Batesville City Council. The Indiana State Police said the Mayor paid a man for sex acts and was charged with “patronizing a prostitute.” Police allege that the prostituting man sought more money after learning that the sex buyers client was mayor. A probable cause affidavit said the mayor found the prostituted man through a website. In April, 2016 the mayor was sentenced to one year on probation after pleading guilty to patronizing a prostitute.

 

Key Partners

  • Batesville City Council
  • Indiana State Police
State Indiana
Type City
Population 6651
Location
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