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FORMER RP&L LEADER JAILED FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITH A MINOR

(Richmond, IN)--The former general manager of Richmond Power & Light was jailed Wednesday on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.  65-year-old Jim French was booked into jail following an appearance in Wayne Superior Court I.  French was originally charged with child molesting more than four years ago.  Wednesday’s jailing was the result of a plea and sentencing hearing in which French pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.  French resigned quickly as RP&L’s leader seven years ago when allegations surfaced that inappropriate images had been found on his work computer.