Sunday, July 24, 2011

Teacher's Aide Gets Probation in Sex Case - Updated

(Reno, Nevada) Former teacher's aide Marie Fisher has been sentenced for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student.
Washoe County District Judge Robert Perry sentenced Fisher to 32 months in Nevada State Prison, with parole eligibility after 12 months, but suspended it and put her on probation.

Fisher was also ordered to pay fees totaling more than $1,000, her lawyer Shelly O'Neill said.
Mitigating Fisher's punishment was the victim's parents' desire for Fisher not to go to prison and the fact that it was Fisher's first offense.

Additionally, defense attorney O'Neill claimed the court should be sensitive and consider that Fisher was adopted, has ADHD and the victim's parents were not watchful, essentially contending that Fisher's crime was not all her fault.

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Nevada Teacher's Aide Guilty of Sex with Boy - Updated
[Previous 5/14/11 post]
(Reno, Nevada) Yesterday in Washoe County District Court, 21-year-old special education teacher's aide Marie L. Fisher pleaded guilty to engaging in sex with a 15-year-old male student.
She faces from probation to five years in prison for her guilty plea to a felony charge of sexual conduct between a school employee and a pupil.

The 21-year-old Fisher was arrested in March on suspicion of having sex with the boy at his Sparks home.
Sentencing has been scheduled for July 22.

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Nevada Teacher's Aide Accused of Sex with Boy
[Previous 3/2/11 post]
(Reno, Nevada) A 21-year-old teacher's aide at Reed High School, Marie Fisher, was arrested yesterday for allegedly seducing and engaging in sex with a 15-year-old male student.

Fisher faces charges of sexual misconduct and seduction of a male student under the age of 16.
School officials learned about a possible relationship between Fisher and a 15-year-old male student and began an investigation, WCSD Police Chief Mike Mieras said.

Authorities learned that there had been sexual contact between the two within the past eight days, he said.
Fisher was booked into custody at the Washoe County Jail with bail set at $7,000.

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