Mississippi Man Arrested In Ricin Case Has Also Been Charged With Child Molestation
The arrest is in connection with ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker.
James Everett Dutschke was arrested in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning by federal agents. Investigators searched Dutschke’s home on Tuesday in the expanding case into the letters sent to the president, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Lee County, Miss., Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.
The arrest took place at Everett’s home in Tupelo without incident, an FBI spokesperson said.
The possibility that Dutschke might be of interest to investigators was raised earlier in the week by an attorney representing another Mississippi resident, Paul Kevin Curtis, who was arrested on April 18. Charges against Curtis were dropped on Tuesday.
Dutschke has also been charged with child molestation in another case.
James E. Dutschke,41, owns Tupelo Taekwondo Plus.
Law enforcement said based on their preliminary investigation, there could be more victims.
Tupelo police said their investigation started with an anonymous complaint.
[A] seven-year-old girl complained she was touched inappropriately by Dutschke.
He was also convicted on charges of indecent exposure.