Olympia

Olympia man to sue the city over child porn allegations

Olympia man to sue the city over child porn allegations
Troy Fisher
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An Olympia man claims he was wrongly accused of having child pornography said he's going to sue the city for defamation.

A judge in February tossed out a host of child pornography charges against Troy Fisher after ruling police had illegally obtained evidence in the case.

Fisher, who often worked with children at the Olympia Playhouse as the theater's artistic director, was facing 14 counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexual acts.

The case began when Fisher, 52, was reported missing by family members on July 23.

While searching for clues into his whereabouts, police looked through his phone and computer. They allegedly found 151 child porn images involving boys and girls, aged 10 and 14, engaging in sexual act with adults and with each other.

A judge ruled police didn't have a warrant to search the computers and the charges were dropped.

Fisher denies having child porn and said he has evidence the images were likely the result of a computer virus.

"I want to tell the truth, and I want to tell it with the same volume and the same coverage that the untruth was told," Fisher said.

Fisher said he has since lost his job at the Capital Playhouse and is now struggling to make a living.