Sanford Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography
Orlando, Florida - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces today that U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell sentenced James R. Fuller (46, Sanford) to 15 years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography. The court also ordered Fuller to forfeit the cell phone he used to create and store the child pornography. As part of his sentence, the court also ordered Fuller to serve five years of supervised release after his release from prison. Fuller pled guilty on December 7, 2011.
According to court documents, Fuller sexually exploited a two-year-old child and photographed the act using his cell phone. Law enforcement officers became aware of the crime when the victim’s mother reported finding the pictures of the child on Fuller’s cell phone. During an interview with investigators, Fuller consented to a search of his cell phone, where investigators found the images of the two-year-old victim. Fuller admitted to taking the pictures of the young child, and to storing the images on his phone.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Gable.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."