Public Works Director of Concordia Facing Various Charges

By Payton Tholstrup

Fuller Thomas Bates of Concordia, Kansas, is now facing several charges after an investigation was conducted by the Cloud County Sheriff’s Office.

On November 13th, the sheriff’s office took a report of several possible crimes committed against a minor.

Bates, the Public Works Director for the city of Concordia, is being charged with the following: indecent solicitation of a child, commercial sexual exploitation of a child, promote/distribute obscenity, breach of privacy, lewd and lascivious behavior, electronic solicitation, contribute to a child’s misconduct, unlawful possession of a visual depiction of a child, domestic battery, and taxation, and selling cigarettes/electronic cigarette tobacco to a minor.

He was taken into custody on Monday, November 13th according to the sheriff’s department.

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