POCATELLO — A 51-year-old man sentenced to prison for sexual battery and sexual abuse of a child is now facing additional charges for incidents that allegedly occurred in 2008 and 2012.
Clane W. Fisher has been charged with two felony counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16, according to Bannock County Magistrate Court records. A hearing that will determine if there is enough evidence to take the case to trial has been set for Nov. 7.
But officials with the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office anticipate that the case will soon be resolved.
Zachary G. Parris, who is prosecuting the case, says the latest charges were filed in 2017 after another victim came forward. He’s been working with Fisher’s attorney and the victim for awhile as they’ve made arrangements to bring Fisher, who has been serving time in state prison, back to Bannock County to face the new charges. And they currently have an agreement in place.
Fisher previously pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor under 16 and sexual battery by soliciting participation of a minor between 16 and 17 years of age. He was sentenced in 2013 to five years fixed and seven years indeterminate for those crimes.
The new allegations stem from the same timeframe that the earlier crimes did.
If Fisher, who was transported to the Bannock County Jail this week, is found guilty of the new charges, the judge could allow him to serve his sentence concurrently with the other or require him to serve time after he finishes his other sentence.