December 2017

Pervert jailed for 30 months for sexual assault and possessing paedophile manuals

A former music teacher will spend Christmas behind bars after being found guilty of sexually assaulting two girls and possessing four paedophile manuals.

Nicholas Fisher, 43, of Hollylea Close, Hereford, was sentenced to 30 months in custody after being found guilty of 10 charges following a two week long trial.

However, he was found not guilty of sexually assaulting five other girls under the age of 13.

Fisher, who had been a music teacher in primary and secondary schools for the last 20 years, also ran his own music school, teaching music to groups and on a one-to-one basis.

The jury heard how on November 25 last year police seized his computer and found numerous indecent photographs of children and four separate paedophile manuals.

Fisher initially denied any interest in children and said that nothing related to child sexual abuse images or abuse would be found and provided a password for police to access the computer.

Also found on Fisher’s computer were images of young girls which were not indecent.

“These girls turned out to be former pupils of the defendant,”said John O’Higgins, while opening the trial at Worcester Crown Court

Fisher admitted that he used to hug pupils at the beginning and end of lessons for a couple of seconds, but that there was no sexual reason for it.

Fisher was also found guilty of making indecent images of category A, B and C and of of making a moving photograph of a child category A and B.

He had earlier pleaded guilty of making 29 category A indecent images, making 29 category B images and 48 category C found in a paedophile manual titled ‘Jazz Guides’ – which contained advice about abusing children.

Fisher said he downloaded the file from the ‘dark web’ thinking that it was music related.

He added: “Initially I accessed the dark web purely out of being inquisitive.

“I was told by colleagues at other music schools around the country about it.

He was also found guilty of possessing three further paedophile manuals which included advice about abusing children 

One of the documents found was seven pages long and described as a “guide to sexual activity with children graded by risk of detection levels one to five.”

“Level two rated as reasonably secure included intimate hugging and intimate touching,” 

“The paedophile can get sexual satisfaction from touching a child without exposing himself to great risk of detection. One of the things that is within that level is tickling.

“We say he has a sexual interest in children and in particular young girls and that is his motivation behind his otherwise unnecessary touching.

“The four paedophile manuals found were described as truly horrifying.”