A suspect believed to be involved in a sexual battery incident arranged to turn himself in to detectives at the Clay County Justice Center Wednesday evening.
Shortly after 6 p.m., Richard T. Fulk, 22, Terre Haute, turned himself into investigators of the Indiana State Police Department and was later transported to the Vigo County Jail where he was booked on an arrest warrant for a class D felony charge of sexual battery.
The Vigo County Superior Court Division 6 issued the arrest warrant for Fulk on Oct. 16.
According to information provided by the ISP, although the incident allegedly took place on Aug. 10, the unidentified 18-year-old victim reported it to detectives at the ISP Terre Haute Post six days later.
Acquaintances with Fulk at the time, the victim alleged leaving Terre Haute with him to go to a rural residence near Riley, Ind., where he attempted to have sexual relations with the victim.
Although told to stop his sexual advances numerous times, which Fulk ultimately did, the victim reported being allegedly fondled multiple times.
Afterward, the victim reported that Fulk drove them back to Terre Haute, where they parted ways.
The initial investigation began on Aug. 16, with members of the ISP, United States Marshal's Service and the Vigo County Prosecutor's Office involved.
Fulk is expected to appear before Judge Michael Lewis for formal arraignment on the charges sometime this week
Jail officials confirmed to The Brazil Times that Fulk remains incarcerated on a $15,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.
Ivy Jackson is a reporter for The Brazil Times, sister newspaper of the Banner Graphic.