Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A Kansas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for an internet sex crime that took place while he was a patient at Larned State Hospital.
Wednesday, 39-year-old Mark D. Brull was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to one count of transferring obscene material to a child.
The crime took place while Brull was in the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Brull befriended Wichita resident and co-defendant Ryan J. Dancosse, 40, and gave him passwords to his social media accounts. Dancosse then uploaded pornography onto Brull's accounts for others to see and discuss.
In April 2011, Brull and Dancosse started communicating with a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy by email and phone. Brull then guided the boy to his social media accounts to see photos of nude males performing sexual acts.
Dancosse already pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography and is set for sentencing on October 2.