Former high school teacher, 29, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old pupil told her ‘I’m not a Jimmy Savile’, court hears
- Ryan Fisher is alleged to have had an 18-month relationship with the teenager
- Prosecutors claim he had sex with the girl at his home in Scotland and in his car
- She called his alleged advances – which he denies – ‘very, very uncomfortable’
Published: 18:34 BST, 29 May 2019 | Updated: 18:34 BST, 29 May 2019
A former high school teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old pupil told her ‘I’m not a Jimmy Savile’, a court heard.
Ryan Fisher, 29, is alleged to have had an 18-month relationship with the teenager during his time at a school in South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Prosecutors also claim that Fisher, who denies three charges, sent her explicit messages on Skype and had sex with her at his home, in his car and in wasteland near a rugby club.
The girl said the alleged advances, between October 2013 and March 2015, made her feel ‘very, very uncomfortable’.
Giving evidence, the girl said Fisher had made numerous sexual advances and asked her to meet up with him in the early hours to go for drives in his car.
A former high school teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old pupil told her ‘I’m not a Jimmy Savile’, Ayr Sheriff Court (file photo) has heard
During the summer of 2014, the pair frequently communicated via Skype and used code words on Snapchat to arrange meet ups, where Fisher would pick the teenager up in his car, it is alleged.
The girl’s laptop was handed to police after her mother found out about the alleged communications, Ayr Sheriff Court heard.
Messages from the device allegedly revealed explicit requests from Fisher for meetings in the early hours and repeated requests for sex.
In one message he allegedly said: ‘I’m not a Jimmy Savile hahah.’
Prosecutors say that messages sent on April 27, 2014 reveal a conversation between the pair about meeting up with underage girls.
Fisher, of Troon, Ayrshire, allegedly said: ‘If it was like 20 years ago and I was single you could’ve got away with it.
‘But times have changed and you in a Jimmy Savile community.
‘Like for example, that MP who suggested lowering the age of consent, it made sense.
‘But instead of making a new system everybody was outraged. I mean in France and hundreds of other countries it’s 14 hahaha.’
He allegedly added: ‘You are the only exception I have ever and will ever make.’
Explaining to the court what he meant by ‘exception’, the girl said: ‘Because I was mentally mature I was the only girl underage he would have sexual relations with.’
The girl told the court how Fisher had made up the phrase ‘code 1’ which he asked her to message him on Snapchat if she wanted him to pick her up in his car.
Fisher had told her if she ever wanted a break from revision she just needed to message him that code, it is alleged.
Messages from July 29, 2014 are alleged to show that Fisher wanted to take the teenager to a hotel overnight.
A message from Fisher allegedly said: ‘Can I suggest a crazy idea. Come with me for a night away to a hotel.’
Asked by the girl why, Fisher is claimed to have added: ‘To make sure you’re safe…and you know me. I’d probably f**k you all night.’
Fisher denies having unlawful sex, breaching a position of trust and sending an explicit communication for his sexual gratification.
The trial before Sheriff Leslie continues.
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