Teacher who touched teen given suspended jail sentence

A maths teacher sexually abused a vulnerable teenage boy he was employed to give home schooling lessons, Lincoln Crown Court was told today.

Lee Fisher made a comment about the boy’s strength after they arm-wrestled during a lesson at the lad’s home.

Mark Knowles, prosecuting, said that Fisher then put his hand on the boy’s chest and moved it down towards his belly button.

The boy told Fisher it was time for him to leave but in the hallway Fisher approached him again.

Fisher then left and the boy then rang his main tutor to complain.

Mr Knowles told the court “Not long after that the defendant contacted the police of his own account.”

As a result Fisher was arrested and interviewed.

Mr Knowles said that the incident was a breach of trust but the offence was in the lowest category of sexual assault cases.

Fisher, 41, of Eastbourne Street Lincoln, admitted a charge of sexual assault on a male as a result of the incident on October 11 2017.

David Eager, in mitigation, said: “He knows he took things too far. He found himself attracted to this boy because of his muscular physique.”

He said Fisher had no previous convictions and added: “He is in his 40s. He has had little or no adult relationships of any kind.”

Fisher was given a six month jail sentence suspended for two years with a 20 days rehabilitation activity requirement. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.