Wednesday, September 23, 2009

85-Year-Old Retired Cross-Dressing Attorney Caught Turning Tricks

I wouldn't have believed if it had I not read it in print. An 85-year-old retired, cross-dressing attorney was busted last week by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department after he was caught performing a sex act in a parked car on the City's eastside. WRTV has more on the arrest of Frances Tucher during a recent crackdown on prostitution in the area:

The arrest of an 85-year-old on a charge of public indecency has prompted police to take a closer look at the issue of prostitution along an eastside corridor.

Frances Tucher, 85, was arrested last week after a neighbor on East 10th Street called police. Investigators said Tucher was performing a sex act in a car near 10th Street and Chester Avenue, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported.

Tucher, who has no criminal history, was preliminarily charged with indecent exposure, not prostitution. Tucher's gender identity is not known at this time.

But neighbors said the crime of prostitution is rampant in the area.

"I call (the police) on the hookers all the time, and they say they have to catch them in the act," said the woman who called police on Tucher.

Police on Tuesday set up a sting operation aimed at catching the so-called johns who patronize prostitutes in the area. Seven people were arrested, including a 16-year-old and a construction worker who said he was on his lunch break.

The owner of an area dry-cleaning business said prostitution hurts her profits.

"They would be sitting on the steps, and I would tell them they have to move," the woman said. "I would tell them you can't be prostituting here."

Several community groups have taken on the issue, attending court hearings of suspected prostitutes arrested in the neighborhood . . .

Last year, Indianapolis police made 478 prostitution arrests, 11 arrests for promoting prostitution and 32 arrests for public indecency.
The WRTV report said the identity of Tucher's gender was unclear, but another news report by WXNT radio confirm he is a cross-dressing male. According to the Indiana Supreme Court's roll of attorneys, Tucher has been retired as an attorney since May 24, 2004. He was originally admitted to practice law in Indiana in 1956. Police charged Tucher with public indecency rather than prostitution. Tucher has no prior criminal record. A commenter notes an Internet message from Tucher which indicates he served as a B-24 gunner during WWII.

8 comments:

Downtown Indy said...

Acording to google's archive of the 'teneast.com' website's directory of services listed his office as:

Francis E. Tucher Attorney 4312 E. 10th St. Indianapolis, IN 46201 317.353.1658

which is only a few blocks from the place of arrest.

And apparently he was a B-24 gunner in WWII:

http://www.kensmen.com/lost.html

Advance Indiana said...

A B-24 gunner in WWII! You think that's where he learned his trade?

JudgeNot said...

in the 30+ years that I have known Frances, he has always been a very kind gentle man. it has been obvious to all who know him that his health has declined substantially in the last few years.

Walter said...

I saw the man pictured in the story at the City-County building Monday night attending a meeting. He has spoken at committee meetings about the C.I.B. in the past.

Advance Indiana said...

I think you have him confused with someone else, Walter.

MARIE said...

LEAVE THE MAN ALONE.... WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE PRYING AN DIGGING IN YOUR LIFE..FYI YOU CAN GO TO CITY HALL AN GET A LICENSE TO ESCORT FOR 35 DOLLARS . WOULD THAT OF MADE IT OK OR DID ANYONE THINK MAYBE HE HAD ONE AND THATS WHY THEY ONLY GOT HIM FOR INDECENCY ??? GROW UP PEOPLE ESCORTING/PROSTITUTION HAS BEEN THE OLDEST PROFESSION AND WILL STILL BE THE OLDEST PROFESSION UNTIL THERE IS NO EXISTING LIFE ON EARTH..GET OVER IT...

indyernie said...

Marie are you nuts? Indianapolis doesn't issue a license that allows prostitution.
Granted this man might be sick but... an 88 yr old man dressing as a woman is funny...hooking at 88yrs old is hilarious.
I look for Leno to cover this story.

MARIE said...

YOU MUST BE REALLY STUPID...DID YOU EVEN CHECK ON A ESCORTING LICENSE ??? DIDNT THINK SO ... CALL BEFORE YOU WANT TO RUN YOUR MOUTH ON THIS... WHAT IS ESCORTING ??? ARE YOU THAT STUPID ???? LIKE I SAID YOU CAN GET A ESCORTING LICENSE AT THE COURT HOUSE DOWN TOWN... SO WHO IS REALLY PROMOTING PROSTITUTION IF YOU CAN GET A LICENSE TO ESCORT AT THE COURT HOUSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!