Former Anchorage tutor sentenced for sex abuse of student

Published: Dec. 11, 2017 at 5:27 PM AKST
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A former Anchorage tutor was sentenced to serve 23 years in jail with 11 suspended after pleading guilty to sex abuse of a minor and distribution of child pornography.

Evan Fischer was initially investigated by Anchorage Police in 2015 for possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet, but detectives discovered he had been in a sexual relationship with an underage student.

His total sentence for the two charges includes 10 years probation and registering as a sex offender for life.

In addition to the sexual abuse of the student, who was a minor, Fischer also admitted to having an online relationship with a woman outside of the country, saying they would watch videos of child exploitation together.

At the time of his arrest, Fischer was a co-owner of Frontier Tutoring. The Assistant Attorney General in the case, Thomas Aliberti, said in a press release Monday that Fischer, "was the most dangerous and reprehensible type of sexual predator," and that Fischer presented himself, "as one who was interested in bettering the lives of the community's youth, when in actuality he was a wolf in sheep's clothing, a man who used his authority to gain access and control over a minor to satisfy his own sexual interest."

According to the press release, Fischer spoke briefly at the sentencing hearing, saying, "I am ashamed of the choices and decisions that have led me to this place."