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Former karate instructor sentenced

FARMINGTON—A Clearfield man was sentenced recently for sexual abuse of a teen he met while he was working as a karate instructor.

Damian Tyler Fullmer, 21, was ordered to serve concurrent sentences of at least one and up to 15 years in prison for two counts of forcible sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Fullmer was sentenced in the second case to concurrent prison terms of one to 15 years on one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of forcible sexual abuse.

According to court documents, Fullmer allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl and after his arrest continued the relationship between September 2016 and April 2017.

Police said the girl told them she would sneak out to meet him and they traded inappropriate photos through social media and text. During the investigation more than 150 pictures of the girl were found on his cellphone, the documents state. 

Man accused of sexually abusing children

FARMINGTON—Police arrested a 64-year-old man last week for allegedly sexually abusing three children who were under 14.

David Kenneth Shurtz was booked into the Davis County Jail on six counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Layton Police arrested Shurtz after three girls reported he had touched them inappropriately on several occasions.

A court date had not been set as of press time.

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