Friday, December 4, 2009

JEREMY FULTON, has been indicted on charges of predatory sexual assault against a child

Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau today announced the indictment and arrest of a 27-year-old man, a youth minister, for sexually abusing a girl who attended his church.

The defendant, JEREMY FULTON, has been indicted on charges of predatory sexual assault against a child, rape, course of criminal sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. The crimes charged in the indictment occurred between July 2007 and October 2009.

The investigation leading to today’s indictment revealed that FULTON was employed as a youth minister at Mariner’s Temple Baptist Church and as the associate director of the Mariner’s Educational Center, both located at 3 Henry Street in Manhattan. The victim and her family attended the church. When the victim turned 12, FULTON touched her and exposed himself to the victim. He increased his conduct gradually, from touching, to masturbation, to oral sex and then intercourse. They had sexual intercourse for the first time when the victim was 12.

The investigation further revealed that FULTON’s conduct came to light when the victim’s mother learned that another young girl that attended the center complained of the defendant's behavior toward both girls.

FULTON was arrested on November 24, 2009 just outside of Baltimore, MD by members of the New York City Police Department’s Manhattan Child Abuse Squad and Baltimore Police Department. He was extradited to New York City and is scheduled to be arraigned today in State Supreme Court, Part 1.

FULTON was indicted for Predatory Sexual Assault against a Child, a class A-II violent felony punishable by up to 25 years to life in prison, Course of Criminal Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, a class B violent felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, Rape in the Second Degree, a class D violent felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail.

If anyone has information regarding JEREMY FULTON, please contact the New York County District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Hotline at 212-335-4308.

Mr. Morgenthau thanked Detective Elizabeth McColgan of the New York City Police Department Manhattan Child Abuse Squad and Steve Lane of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, who were assisted by the United States Marshall’s Service Capital Area Fugitive Task Force and the Baltimore (Maryland) Police Department.

Assistant District Attorney Kevin Wilson, who is assigned to the Family Violence/Child Abuse Bureau, is handing the prosecution of this case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Kerry O’Connell, Chief of the Bureau.

Defendant Information:

JEREMY FULTON, 6/16/1982
210 Stanton Street
New York, New York

9 comments:

  1. The victims mom should be at a fault for allowing her child stay over his house.

    My daughter is a witness of this statement.

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  2. Child molesters are manipulative, and conning persons. It is their job to appear honorable,trustworty. etc.or else how would the gain trust? we can blame the victims or their parents.

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  3. So exactly what are you saying. So what if that is what your daughter told you that.. what you need to be worrying about is if he touched your child too....this man was a freaking YOUTH MINISTER. A MAN OF GOD. A FRIEND OF HER PARENTS. A MENTOR. WHEN DOES THAT GIVE ANYONE TEH RIGHT TO DO THE THINGS THAT HE IS ACCUSED OF. LISTEN DO SIT THERE AND POINT THE FINGER AT THE PARENT AND YOU BETTER NOT POINT IT AT ANY OF THE VICTIMS. WHAT HE IS ACCUSED OF IS SICK... YOU MUST BE A FRIEND OF HIS AND THAT's FINE. HOWEVER DON"T PUT STUFF OUT THERE TRYING TO TANISH THE VICTIMS OR THEIR PARENTS IMAGE. PRAY FOR Them.. MOST OF ALL PRAY THAT YOU BFF GAINS A CONFUSING TONGUE BECAUSE THIS SITUATION WILL NOT GO AWAY OR BE SWEEP UNDER THE RUG.... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THE MOTHER IS NOT TO BLAME THAT SICK MAN IS... BESOS!

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  4. Whatever you say won't do much but blame each other.What you need to look at is what is inside the case that no one is saying. There is more to what has been said. The story never ends still more to it. No one ever though of the sick one to be the so called victim. she must had put something into making this story happen. Some people who u might of trust backfire and sent you to hell. Like in this case. The mother is to blame for allowing a man who is not related to the child take care of the girl. Because of the mother not connecting with her child the child then applied herself in making this story up for attention from her mother.

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  5. All Ministers has boundaries and if this escalates then adults are responsible. The child is the victim in this case. Every young child have a crush on a older person. Parents have to always talk to their child about predators and not trust everyone. I was a victim at age 5 my stepfather molested me. I told my mom and she send me away and her husband never got arrested.
    This does not mean that I have to attack all men for my past.Everyone in this case needs help. I am sorry that the church had to be paying so much penalty for this incident. I dont take sides but everyone involve has to pray and help eachother. A church family has to forgive and remember that God is the judge in this case.

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  6. See all the nay sayeres and he plead guity for not one but five girls....goog God

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  7. Its offical after he tried to withdraw hid guilty plead. It has been DENIED! HE HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS.... FOLLOWED HY ANOTHER TWENTY YEARS OF POST SUPERVISION. AMENNN!

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