Anchorage police say they have arrested 35-year-old Evan Vance Fischer on multiple charges relating to child pornography and sexual abuse of a minor.


The charges against Fischer include one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, six counts of child pornography distribution and three counts of possession of child pornography.


The Anchorage Police Department initiated the case after undercover APD detective Mark Thomas received illicit videos in November portraying sexual abuse of children, “some of whom were infants,” according to a statement from APD.


APD obtained a search warrant for Fischer’s home off of Meadow Street in Anchorage and seized “computers and digital media,” police wrote. APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said police are not sure how many pornographic images and videos were collected. The data is being examined by APD’s Cyber Crimes forensic lab.


Castro said at least one of the victims has been identified as a resident of Anchorage, and police believe there may be more local victims, as well as victims who live outside Alaska. Fischer was employed by Frontier Tutoring, according to Castro. Frontier Tutoring provides educational services for students in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.


A representative for Frontier Tutoring, said Fischer, who has been terminated, was last employed as the executive director and “worked in an instruction and administration” capacity:


“We are aware of the investigation into our former employee Evan Fischer. We are shocked at the situation and are fully cooperating with the Anchorage Police Department. The safety and well-being of our students and their families is always our top priority, and we are in the process of reaching out to our customers and partners. We are proud of the community of educators and families we have brought together as an Alaska-grown business upholding the highest standards of integrity, and we are confident we will all pull together to get through this.”


A more in-depth statement on the company’s website states Fischer was also “potentially engaging in a relationship with a high school student for a period of time during 2013.”


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Anyone with information on the case or additional victims is asked to contact APD’s Cyber Crime Unit at 907-786-8500.