A former tutor in Anchorage was sentenced to serve 23 years behind bars Monday after being convicted of sexual abuse of a minor and distribution of child pornography. 

Anchorage Police arrested Evan Fischer in December 2015 a "pro-active peer-to-peer" file sharing investigation by the Cyber Crimes Unit. APD's investigation initially focused on Fischer's possession and distribution of child porn but later revealed Fischer was involved in a sexual relationship with a minor student. 

Fischer admitted to downloading, viewing and masturbating to images of child sexual exploitation as part of an agreement with the State. The Attorney General's Office says Fischer also admitted to engaging in an online relationship with a woman in Brazil, with whom he would watch videos of child sexual exploitation. 

Investigators also said Fischer was soliciting images of child porn from a minor in another state. 

Fischer was formally the co-owner and executive director at Frontier Tutoring in Anchorage. 

Monday, Fischer was sentenced to service 12 years with six years suspended on the sexual abuse of a minor charge, while being sentenced to serve 11 years with five years suspended on the charge of distribution of child pornography. He was also sentenced to serve 10 years probation and to register as a sex offender. 

Assistant Attorney General Thomas J. Aliberti, stated that Fischer “was the most dangerous and reprehensible type of sexual predator. Mr. Fischer presented himself as one who was interested in bettering the lives of the community’s youth, when in actuality he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a man who used his authority to gain access and control over a minor to satisfy his own sexual interest. An appropriate sentence in this case is one that is severe enough that it not only protects the community from Mr. Fischer but sends a message to all those who would think about using their positions of authority to sexually abuse and sexually exploit minors that this is not tolerated in the State of Alaska.”

Fischer spoke briefly at sentencing, and stated, “I am ashamed of the choices and decisions that have led me to this place.”

When sentencing Fischer Judge Michael Corey stated, “These offenses are not going to be tolerated by any stretch of the imagination. We do not hurt kids, period.”

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