Ex-school trustee shared porn with group, planned sex trip with girl, affidavit says

Board member arrested for child pornography

TROPHY CLUB -- Former Northwest school district Trustee Mel Fuller was a member of group that shared nude photos of young people, and he received child porn from a man who claimed to be a pastor, according to an affidavit.

Fuller also admitted to federal agents that he recently downloaded pictures of a family friend’s young daughter from Facebook and planned to abuse her, according to the probable cause affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram on Thursday.

He is the second Northwest school board member under a criminal investigation for a youth-related crime since 2012. Former Trustee Kerry D. Jones was indicted in 2013 by a Denton County grand jury on four counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student. His trial is pending.

Fuller was arrested Tuesday and faces a charge of possession of child pornography, according to Denton County jail records. The school district said in a statement released Thursday that Fuller resigned Wednesday.

“The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees and administration are aware of allegations and the arrest on October 31 of Mr. Mel Fuller,” says the statement. “NISD and the Board of Trustees were notified November 1 of Mr. Fuller’s resignation from the school board. The school board plans to discuss options regarding the vacancy, and an update will be provided when a decision has been made.”

Fuller, who had been on the school board since 2008, posted $25,000 bond on the day he was arrested, according to jail records. Federal agents and police from Trophy Club and Flower Mound executed a search warrant on Fuller’s home in Trophy Club on Aug. 31, according to the affidavit.

Fuller, who is married, was home but he was not arrested.

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