Former Parkview Baptist student convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2015
BATON ROUGE - A former Parkview Baptist student has been convicted by the Orleans District Attorney of a misdemeanor sex crime that occurred in 2015.
Pryce Fletcher, 20, had initially been arrested on a charge of simple rape, a felony, after an encounter with a drunken high-school student at a New Orleans hotel.
The crime happened in December 2015 when the girl was in New Orleans because her high school football team played at the Superdome, according to arrest documents. Fletcher, who was 18 at the time and in New Orleans for the same reason, was accused of having sex with the 16-year-old when she was drunk and unable to consent.
The victim and her family initially wanted to pursue rape charges against Fletcher, however a New Orleans court initially found that evidence in the crime was insufficient. After discussing the case with the DA's office, they agreed to a plea to lesser charges.
Earlier this month, Fletcher pleaded guilty to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile in the case, according to court records.
He was given a suspended six-month sentence, two years of probation and cannot buy or possess a gun during that period. He also will have to complete 26 counseling sessions, according to court records.
A probation status hearing in the case is set for next month.
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