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Skyy De’Anthony Fisher: guilty

After deliberating less than an hour, a jury found Fisher guilty of oral copulation on an unconscious person

Former Compton school trustee Skyy De’Anthony Fisher convicted of sexual assault; faces eight years in prison

COMPTON (MNS) — The day of reckoning has come for ex-Compton Unified School District trustee Skyy De’Anthony Fisher, the Compton Herald has learned. The Times of San Diego reported that Fisher was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old college student as the victim slept in their shared downtown San Diego hotel room.

The newspaper reported that a jury found 32-year-old Fisher guilty of oral copulation on an unconscious person after less than an hour of deliberations.

Fisher, who was free on bail, was immediately taken back to jail pending a Feb. 29 sentencing hearing, the newspaper reported.

He faces up to eight years in prison.

Deputy District Atty. Lisa Fox said the student, identified as “Steven” (not his real name), accompanied Fisher on a trip to San Diego during spring break 2014.

According to the prosecutor, the victim was asleep in his own bed the morning of April 5, 2014, when he felt a “weird sensation” and beheld Fisher committing a sex act on him. “He (Steven) wasn’t sure what to do,” Fox told the jury. “He just wanted to get out of there.”

The newspaper reported the following scenario after the encounter between the two men as presented by the prosecutor to the jury:

“After the sexual encounter, Steven went downstairs and got in his car and Fisher followed, but Steven ordered him to get out. Steven was scared. He was angry. He drove off, called 911, and went for a sexual assault exam after talking to police. Steven later made a pretext call to Fisher in which the defendant apologized for what happened. Fisher said, ‘I’m sorry. I wish I could take it back.’”

Steven, 27, testified that he met Fisher on Facebook and developed a friendship with the defendant because he was interested in working for the school district. He testified that he and Fisher met a few times at a bar near a college campus and that he considered the defendant to be a mentor, the Times reported.

During spring break 2014, Steven said he told Fisher that he wanted to get away and the defendant volunteered to go with him to San Diego because he knew the area, the newspaper reported.

Steven testified that he and Fisher met up with two of the defendant’s friends in the Gaslamp District and went to a couple of bars, where they danced with women. As the evening concluded, Steven said he stopped at a convenience store to buy some condoms because he anticipated sex with a prostitute.

About 4 a.m., Steven said he was having sex with a female prostitute when Fisher got up out of bed, but Steven said he pushed him away, the newspaper reported

The Times reported, that once the prostitute left the hotel room, Steven said he smoked a “joint” and fell asleep. Some time later, he said he awoke to Fisher committing a sex act on him.

After that, Steven grabbed his belongings and left the room, after Fisher jumped back in his own bed, the newspaper reported.

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