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Former Davis County karate instructor jailed again for sexual abuse of teen girl

Damian Fullmer (Photo: Davis County Jail)

(KUTV) Almost seven months after being arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, a former karate instructor is in jail again accused of the same crime.

Damian Fullmer, 20, of Clearfield was booked into the Davis County Jail Monday afternoon. He now faces a slew of new charges including rape and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Fullmer was originally arrested in April and charged earlier this month with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl who was his karate student at Evolutionary Martial Arts in Syracuse.

Now, Fullmer is accused of maintaining sexual contact with the teen even after getting arrested.

According to charging documents, Fullmer began to communicate with the teen on social media after his arrest, bought her a “burner phone,” and saw her “at least every week.”

“The victim disclosed that between June and October 13, 2017, the Defendant had her sneak out of her house, took her to his residence, engaged in sexual intercourse, and then took her back home in the morning before her parents woke up,” prosecutors wrote in charging documents filed in Second District Court.

Prosecutors also said Fullmer picked up the girl from soccer camp during the summer to “engage in sexual activity with her” in Weber County.

Fullmer remained in jail Tuesday afternoon. Bail was set at $500,000. The Davis County Attorney’s Office did not have any comment beyond the contents of the charging documents.

According to online court records, Fullmer is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on the latest charges and on Nov. 27 for the earlier allegations.

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