Former martial arts teacher accused of continuing sexual assault after arrest

Tuesday , November 14, 2017 - 3:28 PM3 comments

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

FARMINGTON — After being arrested in April for allegedly having sex with a minor, a Clearfield man was arrested again Monday on similar charges. 

Damian Tyler Fullmer, 20, was booked in Davis County Jail Monday morning on a total of 18 felony charges: seven counts of rape, a first-degree felony; two counts of forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony; and nine counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony. 

The charges are part of two separate court cases stemming from two separate investigations, according to Rick Westmoreland, deputy county attorney for the Davis County Attorney’s Office.

Westmoreland said the county attorney’s office was not planning to combine the two cases into one as of Tuesday afternoon. 

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Fullmer was arrested in April for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 15. Fullmer met the alleged victim when he worked as an instructor at Evolutionary Martial Arts in Syracuse. A statement released on the business’ Facebook page on April 20 said Fullmer was terminated from his position.

The victim told police Fullmer picked her up at her home and took her to his home without her parents' knowledge. The girl said Fullmer engaged in sex and oral sex with her while they were at his home, according to court records.  

After his April arrest, Fullmer was held in lieu of $150,000 bail, but was bailed out the same day. 

A probable cause statement authorized Nov. 2 said Fullmer and the teen ended their contact with one another following his April arrest. 

However, charging documents authorized a week later, on Nov. 9, say the two continued to see each other following Fullmer’s arrest. 

The documents say Fullmer bought the victim a “burner phone” so they could communicate without her parents’ knowledge. 

Between June and October 2017, the victim told police that Fullmer had her sneak out of her home to engage in sexual intercourse at his home. Then he would take her home before her parents woke up. 

In the latter charging document, the state requested to revoke bail based on Fullmer’s continued contact with his victim after his April arrest. As of Tuesday afternoon, Fullmer was being held in Davis County Jail on $500,000 bond. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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