Crime

Sex Offender Sues Victim

| by Maura Turcotte

In 2011 ago, David Michael Fischer admitted to sexually abusing a young teenage girl. Now he’s suing her.

More than five years ago, Fischer invited his 15-year-old victim to his apartment in Muncie, Indiana, telling her there was a mutual female friend there. After he gave her some vodka, he sexually abused the girl.

In 2011 Fischer plead guilty to two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, reports the IndyStar.

"I'm going to take the responsibility,” Fischer at the 2011 hearing. Fischer was sentenced for 20 years in prison.

Fischer, now 36, who was incarcerated at the New Castle Correctional Facility, has apparently reevaluated the situation. He recently filed a lawsuit, naming several people and groups as defendants.

The strangest part is that his victim is on that list.

While the exact details of the suit cannot be known until Fischer pays a fee, Chief Trial Deputy Prosecutor Eric Hoffman told the IndyStar that Fischer is pursuing post-conviction relief and is acting as his own attorney. The convicted sex offender is also claiming he did not receive adequate legal representation in his case.

Elsewhere, another bizarre lawsuit involving a sex offender has come up. The Southern California city of Grover Beach is being sued by a sex offender over its residency restrictions on sex offenders, reports the New Times.

Frank Lindsay, a Grover Beach resident, was convicted of a sexual crime with a minor in 1979. Then, in 2011, Lindsay was beaten in his home by an unknown person.

Now seeking a new place to live in Grover Beach, Lindsay is struggling because, as he claims, less than 1 percent of the city is available to registered sex offenders. He believes he is being banished unconstitutionally by the city, according to the New Times.

Neither of these unusual cases has been settled yet.