CASPER, Wyo. — Court documents released by the Natrona County Circuit Court detail felony charges against a Glenrock man who is accused of possessing child pornography and sexually exploiting a minor.
The suspect was charged, during a hearing on September 16, with Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. Both charges represent felonies in the state of Wyoming.
An affidavit of probable cause filed in Natrona County Circuit Court shows that the 24 year old male suspect was arrested during the afternoon hours of September 15, in the area of Devonshire Place and Dorset Court, near Kelly Walsh High School in Casper. At the time of the police contact, officers report that the suspect’s vehicle was parked in a no-parking zone.
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The suspect was reportedly seated in the driver’s seat and a high-school age minor was contacted as a passenger in the vehicle. Police report they had observed the minor entering the vehicle, prior to police contact.
During subsequent questioning and investigation, police report observing messages exchanged between the suspect and the minor over the social networking application SnapChat. Officers reported that the messages included nude images and videos believed to be of the minor and also nude images believed to be of the suspect.
Police claim the suspect had produced photos of his intimate areas and disseminated them to the victim, with the knowledge that the victim was a minor. It was further reported that, during an interview with police, the suspect “admitted to enticing [the juvenile]” to send the suspect photos and videos including unclothed intimate areas of the juvenile’s body.
During an interview with the victim in the case, police say that the juvenile indicated that they had been acquainted with the suspect for two years, and that the two had met through a mutual interest in photography. It was reported to police that the pair had arranged over Snapchat to meet in Casper for lunch on Sept. 15.
The suspect, identified during the Sept. 16 court hearing as Trevor M. Fulton, reportedly told police that he had sent approximately 24 pictures of intimate areas of his body to the minor, and had requested intimate pictures of the juvenile 2-5 times.
Fulton was given a bond amount of $15,000 cash or surety by Circuit Court Judge Michael Patchen.
All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office. It is expected that a preliminary hearing will be scheduled in the case to see if the charges against Fulton will be bound over to District Court.