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Man charged with 2 child sex crimes

October 12, 2012

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A 38-year-old man involuntarily committed to Larned State Hospital under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act was charged Friday in federal court with two sex crimes.

Mark D. Brull was charged with one count of attempting to engage a minor in sexually explicit conduct and one count of receiving and distributing child pornography, according to the office of U.S. District Attorney of Kansas Barry Grissom.

Brull is accused of using the Internet to solicit, and then receive, child pornography from a 14-year-old in April and May 2011. A 39-year-old Wichita man is also charged with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography as a co-defendant in the case.

Brull was originally committed to the program in 1999 for sex crimes against a minor that occurred in Shawnee County.

For the past several years, Brull — who’s been quoted in several Journal-World articles — has been an outspoken critic of the Sexually Violent Predator program, insisting offenders receive little treatment in the program.

Brull’s charges carry sentences of up to 40 years in prison.

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somebodynew 2 years, 2 months ago

Traveler12 - my guess is that since he is already in the program he has been convicted of other similar crimes ??

BUT, reading between the lines, I am figuring this guy did this WHILE in Larned. That throws a whole new twist on things !!!! I heard this was happening, but didn't think it would ever be public.

Sounds like this could be a whole topic of investigative journalism. How about it LJW ?? And to think, at one point they wanted to open a half-way house for these guys in Douglas County !!!

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