Statement from City of Fate:
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29th, 2018, the Fate Police Department responded to a report of indecency with child involving sexual contact. Upon arrival, officers ascertained that a male juvenile victim was approached and touched inappropriately by the suspect. The suspect was identified as Gwendolyn Marie Ritchie. Ritchie subsequently was arrested for Indecency with a Child, a Felony of the Second Degree. Ritchie was transported by Fate Police Officers to the Rockwall County Jail, where she is being held on a $30,000 bond.
At this time the Fate Police Department is completing its investigation to forward the case to the Rockwall County District Attorney for prosecution.
Due to confidentially provisions of Texas Family Code §261.201, no other information will be released at this time.
Persons with information regarding this or other related offenses are asked to contact the Fate Police Department at (972) 771-7724.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by texting “ROCKWALL plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES) or by the Rockwall County Hotline 972-771-TIPS (8477)