A Sunbury woman who pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from a sexual relationship with a minor will serve as many as five years in prison.
Pam Fisher, 38, was sentenced Friday in Delaware County Common Pleas Court to 57 months in prison. In November she pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and three counts of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The sexual battery charges are third-degree felonies, while the attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor charges are fourth-degree felonies.
Fisher faced up to 14 years and 6 months in prison on the charges.
Despite her plea and the fact that Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Everett H. Krueger said he did not believe she was a risk to commit similar crimes in the future, he declined Fisher’s request to sentence her to probation.
“I don’t see a lot of genuine remorse,” he said before handing down the sentence.
According to Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien, the crimes were committed between Aug. 1, 2012 through Sept. 22, 2012 while a 13-year-old boy was in Fisher’s care.
“His idea of what his life could be is corrupted,” she told Krueger while advocating for a prison sentence. “If this was a 13-year-old girl there would be no question” of prison term.
O’Brien said Fisher plied the boy with gifts and attempted to interfere in a relationship he had with a girl his own age.
“For all intents and purposes, she stalked him,” O’Brien said.
The victims mother also argued for a prison sentence, calling Fisher “a monster.”
“She is a sick woman who, unfortunately, we fell prey to,” the mother said.
For her part, Fisher said she took the boy in to provide him with a more stable living situation.
“All of my good intentions are overshadowed now,” she said. “But, you honor, I want you to know, I’m not the monster the prosecutor makes me out to be.”
In addition to the nearly five years in prison Fisher faces, she must also comply with a no contact order with the boy and his family. She will also be required to register Tier III sex offender for the rest of her life.