Ottawa man in custody facing multiple child sex offenses

Derek Joseph Fletcher (Photo courtesy Ottawa Police Department)

OTTAWA, Kansas – An Ottawa man is in jail facing several child sex offenses.

In a news release, the Ottawa Police Department said 25-year-old Derek Joseph Fletcher was arrested on one count each of sexual exploitation of a child, possession of visual depiction of a child under the age of 18, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, an offender under the age of 18 to cause a child under the age of 14 to fondle, aggravated sodomy, offender 18 or older with a child under the age of 14, rape where the offender is 18 or older and the victim is under the age of 14.

Police say Fletcher is currently being held in the Franklin County jail on $250,000 bond.

The department said when the investigation is completed the case will be forwarded to the Franklin County Attorney’s Office.

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