Three-time sex offender lands in prison for collecting sadistic virtual child pornography images | USAO-SDTX

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 55-year-old Aransas County man has been ordered to federal prison for transporting obscene images, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Bryan Wesley Fulfer, Aransas Pass, pleaded guilty April 5.

Today, U.S. District Judge Drew B. Tipton sentenced Fulfer to 60 months in prison. At the hearing, the court heard evidence that Fulfer was previously convicted of indecency with a child, possession of child pornography and failure to register as a sex offender. The charges spanned from 1992 to 2014.

The court also saw several virtual images Fulfer possessed which depicted adult men sadistically abusing prepubescent boys.

Fulfer was further ordered to serve three years on supervised release following completion of his prison term. During that time, he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet.

The investigation began July 28, 2021, when Fulfer’s relatives found his cellphone in a room at their grandmother’s house. He had been residing there. On the device, they saw computer-generated images of prepubescent children engaging in sex acts.

They notified authorities who, in turn, arrested Fulfer within days.

He ultimately admitted to viewing what he called “fake” child pornography online.

Fulfer has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with assistance of the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Molly K. Smith and Dennis E. Robinson prosecuted the case, which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section leads PSC, which marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and identifies and rescues victims. For more information about PSC, please visit. For more information about internet safety education, please visit the resources link on that page.

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