The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 6, 2012

State insurance examiner held for trial in sex case

Patrick Buchnowski
pbuchnowski@tribdem.com

BOSWELL — A state insurance examiner remains suspended while awaiting his trial on sex charges involving a minor, authorities said Thursday.

Carl J. Fisher, 53, of the 100 block of North Red Drive, Conemaugh Township, was suspended without pay and benefits from his position as an insurance company examiner 2 after township police charged him Aug. 14 with promoting prostitution of a minor, criminal solicitation and corruption of minors for sex.

On Wednesday, the case was bound over to county court on two of the three charges.

Fisher faces a trial for criminal solicitation and corruption of minors.

The charge of promoting prostitution of a minor was dismissed at the preliminary hearing.

Fisher has been with the insurance department since 2005, an insurance official said.

The department enforces insurance regulations in Pennsylvania.

Township police accused him of propositioning a 14-year-old boy for sex.

Police said the boy went to Fisher’s home June 30 to ask about the next time he was to cut the grass. That’s when Fisher allegedly asked him for sex and told the boy, “name your price.”

The boy told his mother, who then contacted police.

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