Former Chillicothe Principal Jeff Fisher Sentenced to Two Years


A former Chillicothe City Schools Principal has been sentenced in a case involving sexual conduct with students.


Former Chillicothe High School Principal, Jeff Fisher, was sentenced to two years in prison, Monday morning.


The case had been set to go to trial in November on two counts of sexual battery when just a few days prior to its start Fisher made a plea deal with prosecution. Fisher agreed to an Alford plea, maintaining his innocence but recognizing that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict.


Fisher's sentence, handed down by Ross County Common Pleas Judge Mike Ater, also includes a $2,000 fine. Fisher will also be required to file as a sex offender upon his release.


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


Judge Ater added that he hopes the case will go before the city law director for review, saying there were others involved that helped protect Fisher.


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