Former Vancouver police detective sentenced to prison for sexual exploitation

Former attorney general and minister of justice Suzanne Anton, left, with Vancouver Police Department Det. Const. Jim Fisher at the Ministry of Justice Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards in 2014.  (Don Craig / The Canadian Press)
In provincial court on Tuesday, Fisher was sentenced to 20 months in prison followed by two years of probation, the court registry confirmed.

Advocates applauded the judge’s decision and highlighted Fisher’s former position of power as a police officer working with people in the sex work industry.

“(Fisher) worked with vulnerable women, assisting (them) in exiting prostitution and investigating the pimps that were violent toward them,” said Sophia Hladik, spokesperson for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter. “He had an opportunity to forge trusting relationships with these two vulnerable victims.”

Before his arrest and subsequent retirement, Fisher was a 29-year veteran of the force and a member of its counter-exploitation team, which investigates prostitution and criminal exploitation.

With files from The Canadian Press




Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre


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