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BYU groping suspect could escape criminal charges

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Jan 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-27 18:28:20-05

PROVO, Utah — A man accused of groping women on or near Brigham Young University last year won’t face criminal conviction if he abides by an agreement reached with prosecutors to stay out of trouble for 18 months, according to court documents released Tuesday.

Nathan Fletcher, 23, must follow the terms of a diversion agreement, which will be in effect for a period of 18 months. He is ordered to complete a psychosexual evaluation and polygraph exam, court documents indicate.

Fletcher was charged with two counts of sexual battery, class A misdemeanors, after he allegedly groped women while he jogged on or around the BYU campus.

After an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the offenses and Fletcher’s background, the courts determined it would be in the best interest of justice to enter into the diversion agreement, documents stated.

Fletcher is also ordered to complete all recommended counseling, if any, that the psychosexual evaluation recommends, the court documents indicate.

If Fletcher fails to comply with the terms of the agreement, his pleas may be submitted to the court, according to court documents.

Read the full court document below:

Fletcher diversion agreement