A minister at a Wisconsin church is in jail, awaiting up to three dozen felony charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. A bond hearing was held Thursday for 33-year-old Jerry Fletcher of Neenah, pastor of Crossover Ministries in Black Creek.
A court Brown County court commissioner sent Fletcher to jail under a $150,000 cash bond. Prosecutors expect formal charges to be filed next week, with an initial appearance set for a week from Monday.
An assistant district attorney said in court that Fletcher has admitted having sexual contact several times with the girl, dating back to last December when he lived in Green Bay. The minister’s attorney said his client turned himself in, and has been cooperative with investigators. District Attorney David Lasee told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that Fletcher has been wanted in Arizona for 12 years for a similar case.