West Texas man gets 15 years in child porn case

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Associated Press

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 11:32 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man accused of molesting a girl for years and allegedly giving her his ex-wife's wedding ring has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Dale Wray Fulford of Slaton (SLAYT'-n) was sentenced Friday in Lubbock. The 77-year-old Fulford in March pleaded guilty to production of child pornography.

Investigators say Fulford during 2013 and earlier this year enticed a juvenile to engage in sexually explicit conduct that he recorded her using a digital camera. The girl's parents contacted authorities in January after she told them of the alleged abuse.

Fulford still faces state charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and sexual assault of a child.

Prosecutors have said Fulford helped the victim's parents financially, looked after the child and gave the now-teenager his former wife's ring.

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