49 year old David Pullin pled guilty to charges of online solicitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. Pullin was sentenced to six years in the penitentiary. Pullin is the fourth person convicted and sentenced following a DPS operation in December of 2014 where undercover offers posed as an underage girl on-line.
Here are comments from Assistant District Attorney Jason Ferguson:
“As the internet becomes more prevalent in our daily lives, children are increasingly at risk to sexual predators. Due to the efforts of DPS criminal investigation division and other local officers, we were able to identify this Defendant, arrest him, and get him off the street. Like many of the other Defendants who were arrested as part of this sting, this Defendant had no criminal history. As with the others arrested during this investigation, and due to the nature of the offense and the risk to the children of our community, our plea agreement was for time in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
In addition, when law enforcement discovered he was in possession of child pornography, we added that charge. While online solicitation of a minor will require him to register as a sex offender for ten years, the conviction for possession of child pornography requires a lifetime registration.
I want to applaud both DPS and SAPD for their work in this case, from the investigation and arrest, continuing through to the discovery of the child pornography. Their work allowed us to send Mr. Pullin to prison for 6 years and require him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.”