Father of slain girl charged with possessing child porn

Published October 12, 2006

NORTH PORT - The father of a 6-year-old girl taken from her bed and killed last month was arrested Wednesday and accused of having child pornography on his laptop computer.

Police Chief Terry Lewis said the arrest of Dale Fullwood was unrelated to the investigation into the Sept. 17 slaying of his daughter, Coralrose. No suspects have been named in that case.

"The pornography was uncovered by the murder investigation, but officers are not jumping to any conclusions that Fullwood is involved (in the slaying)," Lewis said.

The child pornography was found on a computer investigators took from the home after Coralrose's body was found near a construction site blocks away.

Dale Fullwood was jailed on two counts of possession of child pornography. John Coleman, the Fort Myers attorney who represented the family when the remaining children were removed from the home, said it had not been decided whether he would represent Fullwood in this case.

Coralrose Fullwood's body was found hours after her parents reported her missing around 7 a.m. Sept. 17. She died from "homicidal violence," Lewis said.

Her father said he last saw her around 2 a.m. when he came home from his bartending job.