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June 29, 2022Corpus Christi, TX, United StatesChild Exploitation

Three-time convicted sex offender sent to prison for possessing sadistic child pornography images following HSI Corpus Christi-led investigation

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – An east Texas man, who has previously been convicted three times of sex offenses related to children, was sentenced to five years in prison June 28 for transporting sadistic child pornography images following an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Corpus Christi and the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office.

Bryan Wesley Fulfer, a 55-year-old resident of Aransas Pass, was sentenced Tuesday in the Southern District of Texas. He 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.

Fulfer pleaded guilty to the charges April 5.

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.

The investigation began July 28, 2021, when Fulfer’s relatives found his cellphone in a room at their grandmother’s house where he had been residing. 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 will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined soon.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Molly K. Smith and Dennis E. Robinson prosecuted the case.

HSI works tirelessly to protect children from sexual abuse or exploitation by predators involved in the production, distribution, and possession of child sexual abuse material. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, HSI arrested 3,776 dangerous child predators and identified and/or rescued 1,177 child victims. Since 2013, HSI has rescued and/or identified more than 8,500 child victims.

For more news and information on HSI’s efforts to keep Southeast Texas communities safe from child predators follow us on Twitter @HSIHouston.

Updated: 06/29/2022