P R E S S R E L E A S E
June 6, 2019
State of Florida v. Mark Fugler
Case #: 2016-305286 CFDB
Former Professor Convicted on 9 Felony Counts Involving Sexual Misconduct with Minor
DAYTONA BEACH – An Ormond Beach man who formerly taught at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University was convicted on 9 felony counts stemming from sexual misconduct with a minor today, June 6, 2019. The Volusia County jury deliberated for 1 hour and 16 minutes before returning guilty verdicts on 3 counts of Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition, 3 counts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct, and 3 counts of Showing Obscene Material to a Minor. A sentencing date has yet to be set. The Defendant was remanded into custody following the reading of the verdicts.
During a date range that lasted from August 19, 2014, to June 20, 2016, Fugler allegedly showed pornographic material to an elementary-aged minor child, gratified himself in front of the child, and solicited the minor child to touch him sexually. Fugler had no prior criminal history before these convictions.
Assistant State Attorneys Ashley Terwilleger and Andrew Urbanak, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case. Senior Circuit Judge R. Michael Hutcheson presided over the case and will pronounce sentence at a hearing to be set. Fugler’s maximum possible penalty is 105 years in a state prison facility.
Spencer S. Hathaway
Public Information Officer / Assistant State Attorney
Office of R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit
386-239-7710 x 14768