Teacher, 29, had sex with a 14-year-old girl more than 20 times in his car, woods and at the home he shared with his girlfriend and told her he was ‘like a Jimmy Savile’
- Ryan Fisher, 29, compared himself to Jimmy Savile in messages to a girl, 14
- The teacher met his victim at a wedding and they had sex up to 23 times
- Fisher was found guilty of having sex with an older child at Ayr Sheriff’s Court
- He was released on bail but warned he will likely receive a custodial sentence
Teacher Ryan Fisher, 29, pictured outside Ayr Sheriff Court has been found guilty of having sex up to 23 times with a 14-year-old school girl he met at a wedding
A teacher who described himself as ‘like a Jimmy Savile’ has been found guilty of having sex with a 14-year-old girl over a 15-month period.
Ryan Fisher, 29, was a teacher at the Prestwick Academy when he began the relationship with the girl, who is now 20.
Ayr Sheriff Court heard the pair had sex up to 23 times, including twice at the house Fisher shared with his then girlfriend.
They also had sex repeatedly in his car at Fullarton Woods, Troon.
During the five-day trial, before Sheriff Desmond Leslie, Ayr Sheriff Court heard Fisher, of Brodie Avenue in Troon, referred to himself as ‘like a Jimmy Savile’ in a message he sent to the teen.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said they had sex ‘between ten and 20 times’ in Fisher’s car in secluded spots near to Troon’s Marr Rugby Club between December 2013 and February 2015.
She told fiscal Hayley Robertson she first met Fisher at a wedding where they ‘built a fort together.’
Their relationship began innocently, she said, as Fisher offered to help with her studies as she was struggling at school.
She told the court: ‘I felt quite alone. I was trying to get a diagnosis for dyslexia so any help was good.’
Recalling one occasion when Fisher dropped her home, the woman said: ‘I turned around and he leaned in and kissed me.
‘I didn’t know what to do at first. I was in shock.
Asking how she felt about the kiss, she replied: ‘Very, very, very uncomfortable.’
On another occasion, Fisher, who was also a special constable in the police at the time, made further advances.
Fisher, who was also a special constable with the police at the time, described himself as ‘a Jimmy Savile’ in messages to the girl which were found by police on her laptop. Fisher has been
The woman said: ‘He tried to put his hand down my trousers. I didn’t know how to react. My body went into shock.
‘I felt like that was what I had to do.
‘This time I gave consent but I felt like I had to. That was the first time in my life ever doing anything like that.’
Recalling the time she had sex in Fisher’s home, she said: ‘We sat in the living room and had a Corona.
‘We went upstairs to his bedroom.We lay down on the bed and had sex.’
Fiscal Ms Robertson asked: ‘After the sex happened, do you remember being in the house for a length of time?’
She replied: ‘It was only to pick every single last one of my hairs to make sure there was no trace of me being there.’
At the time of the offences, Fisher was a teacher at the Prestwick Academy, pictured
More than 1,000 messages were recovered from the girl’s laptop by forensics officers.
In one message, Fisher described an incident involving a 17-year-old student who asked him to go for drinks.
The message from Fisher – who has also been a supply teacher at his old school Marr College -read: ‘If it was like 20 years ago and I was single… we could have got away with it.
‘But times have changed and we live in a Jimmy Savile community.
‘That MP who suggested lowering the age of consent, it made sense or at least have a better system in place, instead everyone was outraged.
‘I mean in France and hundreds of other countries it’s 14 hahaha.’
In summing up on Monday, Ms Robertson asked jurors: ‘Does that now give you a thought as to Ryan Fisher’s views on the age of consent?’
Fisher asked: ‘Are you meeting me or not?’
The victim replied: ‘It depends on two things. One, my dinner time, and two if I’m allowed out.’
Fisher replied: ‘Ha-ha ok – well two things, make sure you are allowed and two take a pill in the afternoon.
Following his conviction at Ayr Sheriff’s Court, Fisher was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register and was bailed to return to court next month for sentencing. Sheriff Desmond Leslie told Fisher: ‘Offences of this kind can generally attract a custodial sentence’
‘If you take it then the chances are it will be fine, like 99.9 per cent.
‘Just take one in the afternoon and meet me at 6.30pm.’
He then said: ‘I just really want to.
‘I’m like a Jimmy Savile ha-ha.’
Fisher claimed he had ‘given her advice’ about the pill. He said: ‘I was dropping her off at her boyfriend’s and I know they were going to have sex.’
In another message, Fisher discussed another 17-year-old who he said ‘was technically legal’.
The victim replied: ‘But you don’t care about that lmao [laughing my a** off].’
Fisher responded: ‘That’s wrong I do.
‘You are the only exception I have ever or will ever make.’
The teacher even asked the teenager to go on a night away with him to stay in a hotel.
He then followed that message with: ‘P.S. – I’d f*** you all night.’
The woman told how the pair would speak in code with Fisher telling her to Snapchat ‘Code 1’ if she wanted to be picked up for a drive.
She then said Fisher made her delete messages between them so her mother and Fisher’s then girlfriend wouldn’t see them.
The trial heard Fisher had exchanged Facebook messages in June 2015 with a friend, describing a sexual relationship he was having.
He said: ‘I can never tell anyone, not even you.’
His friend asked: ‘Someone I know?’
Fisher answered: ‘No. An illegal bird hahaha.’
His friend asked: ‘Underage??? A pupil???’
Fisher then replied: ‘NO!!! Holy f***. I value my career more than that.’
Fisher claimed that the reference to the ‘illegal bird’ referred to an incident where he slept with a prostitute on his birthday.
He said: ‘I didn’t realise she was a prostitute until she asked me for money.’
The victim broke down as she angrily denied lying about the encounters when cross-examined by defence counsel Mark Moir.
She said: ‘That is a complete lie.The pain this caused me.It’s affected my life so badly.
‘It’s something I would never lie about.’
While cross-examing Fisher, Ms Robertson said: ‘You were the adult in the relationship.
‘You were 24, she was 14 and you were picking her up late at night and speaking to her in codes.
‘You are a teacher, you must know that wasn’t right.’
Fisher replied: ‘I said I was naive.’
Ms Robertson replied: ‘You’re more than naive Mr Fisher.’
Fisher repeatedly denied there had been any sexual contact, claiming he had only met the schoolgirl ‘five or six’ times in his car, including the early hours of the morning. He was found guilty by a majority of having sexual intercourse with an older child and engaging in sexual activity with a person under 18 while in a position of trust.
Sheriff Desmond Leslie told Fisher: ‘Offences of this kind can generally attract a custodial sentence.
‘Before I consider if that is the appropriate sentence, I will call for background reports.’
He was put on the sex offenders’ register and bailed until next month
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