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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Identical Twins Plead Guilty To Child Multiple Sex Exploitation And Child Pornography Offenses

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada announced that Justin and Joshua Fisher, identical twin brothers, pleaded guilty today to Sexually Exploiting Children, Conspiring to Sexually Exploit Children, Coercing and Enticing Minors, and Distributing, Receiving, and Possessing Child Pornography. Justin Fisher pleaded guilty to an additional charge of Conspiracy to Tamper with a Victim.

Justin Fisher, 34, admitted to sexually exploiting two minor victims from 2015 to late 2016. Justin Fisher messaged with a 14-year-old girl, identified in the Indictment as Victim 1, over an application called KIK and sent the underage girl cell phone text messages about sexual topics. Justin Fisher lied to Victim 1 about his age and convinced Victim 1 that they were in a legitimate romantic relationship. Justin Fisher directed Victim 1 to take nude photos of herself to send to him. In August 2016, Justin Fisher traveled to see Victim 1, had sex with her, and produced pornographic images of their sexual encounters. Later, Justin Fisher conspired to tamper with Victim 1, attempting to stop her from cooperating with law enforcement. Justin Fisher also admitted to traveling to see another underage girl, identified in the Indictment as Victim 2. He admitted to having sex with the 15-year-old girl, and producing pornographic bondage photos of her. Justin Fisher shared the sexually explicit images of Victim 1 and 2 with his brother, Joshua Fisher, and others over Skype.

Joshua Fisher, 34, pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl, identified as Victim 3. The abuse began from the time Victim 3 was 11 years old.  Joshua Fisher admitted that he messaged and live chatted with Victim 3 and instructed her to take nude photos of herself to send to him. Additionally, Joshua Fisher instructed Victim 3 on how to pose during the live chats so he could take screenshots of her nude and engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Joshua Fisher shared these images of Victim 3 with his brother, Justin Fisher. When law enforcement arrested Justin Fisher, Joshua Fisher directed Victim 3 to destroy evidence implicating him, and cancelled a trip to visit and have sex with Victim 3.

While Justin and Joshua Fisher were in custody on these charges, they conspired with others to destroy further evidence of their child sexual exploitation crimes.  However, a concerned citizen’s phone call to the FBI allowed law enforcement to recover the evidence before the Fishers were able to destroy it.

United States District Judge Andrew P. Gordon scheduled a sentencing hearing for October 16, 2019. The maximum penalty is life in prison. The Fishers have agreed to pay full restitution to the victims of their crimes.

The case was investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children/Child Exploitation Task Force, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the FBI. Assistant United States Attorneys Elham Roohani and Christopher Burton are prosecuting the case.

If you have information regarding Justin or Joshua Fisher, please contact the nearest FBI field office or local law enforcement. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com, or contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Cyber Tipline at www.cybertipline.org.

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Updated July 19, 2019