Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Conservative Councillor - Sex charges
A Canterbury city councillor has been remanded in custody on serious sex charges against children.
Conservative Martin Fisher, 60, is accused of indecent assault, sexual touching and making and possessing indecent images of children.
The charges relate to two victims under the age of 16 and another aged over 18.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between 1982 and 2010.
Married Fisher, who has represented Tankerton Ward since 1995, was arrested during an early morning raid at his house in Queens Road, Whitstable on Thursday, April 8.
He was questioned at Canterbury police station and remanded in custody after appearing at Dover Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.
He withheld his plea and is due to appear in court again on Friday, April 16.
The insurance writer – who is believed to have four grown-up sons – sits on the council’s audit committee and general purposes committee.
He has been suspended by the Conservatives both in Canterbury and nationally.