The body of a western Nebraska Sunday School teacher who was charged with multiple counts of child sexual assault has been found in an irrigation ditch.
The body of 43-year-old Daniel Fischer of Hershey was found Sunday by family members, according to KNOP-TV in North Platte. The cause of death has not been determined and is under investigation.
Fischer was charged earlier this month with multiple counts of sexually assaulting female children while his wife, 38-year-old Deanna Fischer, photographed the alleged assaults. Deanna’s arraignment is still set for April 24th.
Daniel was released on bond in early April, but when officers went to arrest him last week on another charge, they couldn’t find him. Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer told KNOP-TV that Fischer’s death most likely occurred the same day the warrant was issued.
Daniel and Deanna Fischer are tied to a Sutherland Sunday School where Daniel was a teacher. Documents filed by Lincoln County law enforcement say five girls between the ages of 7 and 15 reported being assaulted by Fischer at his home.
Josh Mackey, KOGA, Ogallala