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Spokane child molestation suspect used family’s money to flee country

Wed., July 17, 2013, 9:16 p.m.

A Spokane man extradited from the Republic of Georgia allegedly took $20,000 from a bank account he shared with his estranged wife to flee from prosecution for several charges of child molestation, according to court documents.

Charles A. Fletcher, 60, appeared in court Wednesday after the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested him Monday in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Fletcher faces five separate charges of child molestation with three separate victims. Judge James Triplet set his bond at $500,000.

Fletcher allegedly molested the victims between 2005 and 2012, according to an affidavit. Fletcher left the country in May 2012, flying to Georgia where his brother, Lancelot Fletcher, helped him settle.

Fletcher’s wife reported he took $20,000 from their bank account shortly before leaving.

Fletcher’s arraignment is set for July 30 at 9:30 a.m.


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