Fisher Denied Early Parole by Ross County Judge

Ross County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Ater has denied a petition for early prison release by former Chillicothe High School Principal Jeffrey Fisher. The denial was entered into the Ross County Court docket, Wednesday.

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Fisher was sentenced to two years in prison in January on charges of sexual battery, after allegations of sexual misconduct between Fisher and two former students.

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His sentence came in opposition to a plea deal struck with prosecution, who had suggested community control rather than prison time, in exchange for an Alford plea from Fisher. Fisher's request early judicial release in June.

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Ross County Prosecutor Jeff Marks, said a conference call on the matter was conducted on August 26th, but the early release denial was posted to the court docket September 18th.

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The case began in 2017 when allegations of sexual misconduct with two now-former students against Fisher surfaced.

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