SPRINGFIELD — A trial date has been set for a Logan County man indicted on federal child sexual exploitation and child pornography charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois.
Jason Fulmer, 33, is set for trial Aug. 6 before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough. Fulmer, of Lincoln, was ordered detained in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending his release on conditions, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
A six-count indictment alleges that on three occasions, in January and February 2017, Fulmer persuaded a minor victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct and to send the images using a computer, and that Fulmer received images of child pornography on three occasions in 2016 and 2017.
For each count of sexual exploitation of a child, Fulmer faces 15 to 30 years in prison. For receiving child pornography, the penalty is five to 20 years in prison.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor Yanz. The charges are the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, with help from the Lincoln Police Department, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.