Ex-Compton school board trustee gets prison time in sex case
Skyy De’Anthony Fisher, former Compton Unified School District board trustee remanded to six years in prison for sex abuse [caption id="attachment_7452" align="alignright" width="188"] Skyy De'Anthony Fisher. Photo: CUSD[/caption] COMPTON — Former Compton school board trustee Skyy De’Anthony
Skyy De’Anthony Fisher, former Compton Unified School District board trustee remanded to six years in prison for sex abuse
COMPTON — Former Compton school board trustee Skyy De’Anthony Fisher, who committed an unwanted sex act on a sleeping man in a San Diego hotel room, was sentenced to six years in prison, Thursday, the Compton Herald has learned.
Fisher, 33, was convicted of the crime in late January.
According to the San Diego Union, after hearing more than two hours of testimony Thursday morning, San Diego Superior Court Judge Runston Maino rejected Fisher’s motion for a new trial and sentenced Fisher to the middle term available under state law.
“I can’t grant probation in this type of case,” Maino said, after hearing arguments from the attorneys. “I think the victim was (particularly) vulnerable. He was sleeping. He had been drinking.
“The emotional injury on this victim, I think, has been profound,” the judge said.
According to testimony, Fisher and the victim had known each other about a year before they made the trip from Los Angeles to San Diego two years ago. Fisher was described as a mentor to the younger man, who was a college student at the time, according to the Union.
In San Diego, they went to bars with friends in the Gaslamp Quarter before returning to a hotel early the morning of April 5, 2014. The two men shared a room at the Keating Hotel on F Street, but had separate beds, the Union reported.
The victim testified he woke up in bed about 7:30 a.m. and found Fisher performing oral sex on him. Before the man could say anything, Fisher stopped and jumped back onto the other bed and pretended to be asleep.
Deputy District Atty. Lisa Fox argued that prison was appropriate, given the impact Fisher’s actions had on a young man who had trusted him.
Deputy Public Defender Luis Guerrero argued there wasn’t much more to be accomplished by sending the defendant to prison. The attorney said Fisher had already lost his political career and had been in jail since Jan. 28.
Upon his release, Fisher will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.