FARGO — A West Fargo man will avoid time behind bars after threatening to post nude photos and videos of a teenage girl this summer.
Jesse Hunter Fisher, 19, pleaded guilty on Monday, Dec. 19, in Cass County District Court to a Class C felony of promoting an obscenity to minors and stalking, a Class A misdemeanor. In exchange, a Class C felony of possessing certain materials prohibited and two Class A misdemeanor counts of harassment were dismissed.
Judge Tom Olson sentenced Fisher to three days in jail, but the defendant was given credit for three days of time served.
Court documents detail how the victim’s mother contacted the West Fargo Police Department on July 22 about threatening text messages Fisher sent to the girl. Fisher told the girl he would post nude photos and videos of her if she didn’t turn on her Life360 app, which tracks a phone’s location via GPS, according to court documents.
He also indicated he knew where the girl was at, a charging document said.
Fisher initially denied the allegations but later said he was threatening the girl to get her attention, court documents said. He said he never intended to post the photos or videos of the victim, adding he “felt bad and did it out of anger", according to court documents.
He also received a deferred sentence, meaning the guilty pleas could be vacated, the charges dismissed and the case sealed if he successfully completes a year of supervised probation.