Bradenton man charged with uploading child porn to Facebook

Posted by HERALD STAFF REPORT on March 14, 2014 

MANATEE -- A 54-year-old man has been arrested on sex- and drug-related charges after uploaded child pornography to his Facebook account, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Joseph Raymond Fullerton was arrested Friday and charges with sexual performance by a child and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release.

The identify of girl depicted in the pornography is unknown. The sheriff's office said she appears to be between 4 and 9 years old.

"On Jan. 4, 2014, Fullerton uploaded an image containing child pornography to his Facebook account. The incident was reported to the MSO and the subsequent investigation led to today's arrest," the news release states.

Booking information for Fullerton was not available on the Manatee County jail website.

The sheriff's office said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information can call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011, ext. 1970, or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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