A former school board member from Compton, Calif. has been found guilty of performing unwanted oral sex on a sleeping straight man in a hotel room.
32-year-old Skyy De’Anthony Fisher (pictured) faces a maximum sentence of eight years behind bars after a jury found him guilty of performing oral copulation of an unconscious person.
The crime took place in April 2014. Fisher and his victim, a 25-year-old college student named Steven, met on Facebook and sparked up an online friendship. They agreed to met in San Diego for spring break, where they checked into the Keating Hotel in a room with separate beds.
At around 7:30 a.m. on the morning of April 5, 2014, Steven testified that he awoke to a “weird sensation.” When he opened his eyes, he discovered Fisher was going down on him. He told the jury he was “shocked” and that the act was “unwelcome.”
Steven also testified that as soon as Steven woke up, Fisher jumped back into his own bed and pretended to be asleep. That’s when Steven got up to leave, but he couldn’t find his underwear. Immediately upon checking out of the hotel, he called 9-1-1.
“The person in my room tried to rape me,” he sobbed to the dispatcher.
Steven agreed to a rape exam, which included both oral and anal swabs, and which he testified “was the most uncomfortable thing I’d ever had in my life.” A criminalist confirmed that samples taken from the victim’s penis showed DNA matching Fisher’s saliva.
Fisher has repeatedly denied being gay, and told Steven in the recorded phone call that he was “high and drunk” at the time of the assault and that he had hid his underwear “as a prank.”
“I’m sorry,” he was recorded saying. “I wish I could take it back… Can I make it up to you?”
After less than an hour of deliberations, a jury found Fisher guilty. San Diego Superior Court Judge Runston Maino immediately ordered him into jail. Sentencing is scheduled for February 29.
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