Apparently, several members of the California Mount Shasta High School football team were not safe from a 42 year-old-woman’s alleged sexual advances and she was arrested for them. According to NBC5 reports, Mary Frances Fletcher was taken into custody this week after she was accused of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with three teen football team players.
Some may believe the crime has been blown way out of proportion because the ages of the students were not released and may have been of legal consent age, while others like local law enforcement officials believe she engaged in underage rape.
District Attorney Kirk Andrus was attempting to be very understanding of the type of concerns the teen victims may have to endure as the case progresses through the legal system. He emphasized that these types of cases which can be high visibility are also challenging and 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,” reported NBC5.
Fletcher first came into contact with the trio of high school students when she met them while working with a team photographer. The alleged sexual assaults by Fletcher came to the Mount Shasta Police Department’s attention last September after a complaint was received. It appears that the alleged offenses occurred several weeks preceding the filing of the report filed by school officials.
The 42-year-old Fletcher may be facing an additional charge of attempting to dissuade a victim or witness from cooperating with law enforcement, reported the New York Post. She has been released and will be back in court on March 22 for her arraignment where she faces four counts of raping the four teen boys.