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Pool cleaner faces indecent liberties charge

Posted May 7, 2010

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— A pool cleaner was charged Friday with touching an 11-year-old girl inappropriately at a subdivision pool in Cary, police said.

Ashley Cooper Fuller, 23, of 207 Hyde Park Court, Apt. K in Cary, was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child. He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $50,000 bond.

Fuller was cleaning the pool at the McCrimmon at the Park subdivision on April 30, and he struck up a conversation with the girl, said Capt. Mike Williams of the Cary Police Department.

Pool cleaner faces indecent liberties charge Pool cleaner faces indecent liberties charge

The conversation led to inappropriate contact between the two in a bathroom at the pool, Williams said.

The girl's family reported the alleged incident to police immediately, and detectives have been investigating the case since then, Williams said.

"We've investigated it thoroughly, discussed it with the DA's office and this is what we feel like is the most appropriate charge," he said.

Court records indicate that Fuller was convicted of felony breaking and entering in 2007 in New Hanover County and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor financial fraud in Hyde County in 2008.

The company Fuller works for, American Pool Service in Raleigh, could not be reached for comment Friday.

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  • larsen May 10, 2010

    Innocent until proven guilty, people. Good Lord. Give this guy a break!

  • nc9119 May 10, 2010

    Those of you who get a kick out of drama really need to wake up and realize that he is facing a lifetime of punishment. If he is falsely accused, he will be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life. This will never disappear off of his record. He is trying to transfer schools now and improve his life. Stop jumping to conclusions and bring your drama elsewhere. Now is not the time

  • nc9119 May 10, 2010

    And as for you people that say "What a sick man"...I agree given what the news states, however, The news only reports what the Sherriff's department has stated. Given the circumstances of his accusation, of course he is locked up. But consider his innocence- a child could easily say something to her parents and it could be blown way out of proportion. In fact, as soon as a child makes a false accusation, any man could end up in jail. How would you feel if you were wrongly accused of molesting a child when it NEVER happened???

  • nc9119 May 10, 2010

    And as for you people that say "Lock him up for the rest of his life" "What a sick man"...I agree given what the news states, however, The news only reports what the Sherriff's department has stated. The sherrif's office can’t comment when I tried to find out what was going on. Cooper can not even talk to his family right now. Given the circumstances of his accusation, of course he is locked up. But consider his innocence- a child could easily say something to her parents and it could be blown way out of proportion. In fact, as soon as a child makes a false accusation, any man could end up in jail. How would you feel if you were wrongly accused of molesting a child when it NEVER happened.

  • nc9119 May 10, 2010

    However, if and only if he is guilty, I hope he gets the correct punishment. No child deserves to go through an indecent act at such a young age. Not only is it upsetting for a child, but it affects the child for the rest of his or her life. It affects family and friends too. I will maintain Cooper's innocence until his trial.

  • nc9119 May 10, 2010

    By the way, when he cleans pools it is usually after hours or before inspection. I took him to work once and he had to UNLOCK the pool. What in the hell was an 11 year old doing at the pool when it wasn’t open? Cooper’s job is to clean bathrooms, obviously there must be some truth or something that happened, but I know him personally and he would NEVER touch a child. He is a very attractive young man, how do you know the girl tried to flirt with him and followed him in to the bathroom. He has a short temper and could have told her to get out and she was upset so she lied to her parents. This stuff DOES happen. I can’t believe people are taking this SO extremely far. I am devastated, upset, and CAN NOT BELIEVE IT.

  • Six String May 7, 2010

    OK, one more issue here so that I'm not misunderstood. It was suggested that the guy live with me since I think he's innocent. I never said he was. Innocent until proven guilty, under the law, does not mean the person is innocent nor does it imply that the person is innocent. What is means is that the court must presume innocence until the case is proven under the law. There could be sixteen eyewitnesses to a murder, and the subject will still be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. It's a legal stance, not a personal one.

  • mandy picketts May 7, 2010

    Guilty until PROVEN innocent

  • Six String May 7, 2010

    Hey Duke_Nukem, I'm not making excuses for him. He needs to be where he is until proven innocent or guilty. I'm glad you like our system better and want to stay. If he didn't have a prior record, I wouldn't have a problem with him being around, but it's not my job to house him -- or yours -- it's the state's. Good catch on the nice ties. They are important in some places :-)

  • juchushu May 7, 2010

    What he did was absolutely wrong. Even if that girl came on to him (and it does happen at 11 years old), he should have ran away. I hardly doubt an 11 year old could pass for anything older than 13 anyway, so even if she lied about her age he should have known better.

    That being said - I think the parents of miss prim and proper daughter should keep a closer eye on her because she might have started all of this in the first place.

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