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Man accused of committing sex crimes while being treated as sexual predator

Updated: 2012-10-13T01:24:51Z

A 38-year-old Kansas man has been charged with federal sex crimes while he was being held in the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital.

A federal grand jury in Wichita charged Mark D. Brull with one count of attempting to entice a 14-year-old child to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography and one count of receiving and distributing child porn.

The charges were contained in a sealed indictment that was announced Friday.

Brull, while at the state hospital, allegedly communicated with the child and received the pornography over the Internet. Brull was involuntarily committed to the state hospital in 1999 under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act.

A codefendant, Ryan J. Dancosse, 39, of Wichita was charged with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography.

| Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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