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Child porn charges filed against convicted sex offender in CPD case

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Additional charges have been filed against a convicted sex offender—arrested in January on charges of attempted sexual misconduct and sexual misconduct with a minor—after Chesterton Police said that images of child pornography were found on computers seized from his residence.

Johnnathan Adam Fuller, 37, with a listed address of 800 Ind. 212, Lot A1, in Michigan City, was charged on May 10 with one count of child exploitation, a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight years; and 14 counts of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony punishable by a term of six months to three years.

Det. Jamie Copollo told the Chesterton Tribune today that the additional charges were filed after the Indiana State Police conducted a forensic examination of Fuller’s computers.

Fuller—also known as Geoffrey Jacobs—was originally charged on Jan. 13 with attempted sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class B felony punishable by a term of six to 20 years; sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony; and child solicitation, a Class D felony.

Fuller is being held without bond at the Porter County Jail.

Fuller was convicted of sexual battery in Porter County in June 1998, sentenced to a term of six years, two of them suspended, and released in August 1999.



Posted 5/23/2011