Former UNC professorVance Fulkerson once taught a class called "Self-Defense Singing"
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-- and among the folks from whom his students needed protection was him.
In July, Fulkerson was charged with sexual exploitation of children related to a video system set up in (eeesh) his bathroom. Nine more counts followed in September, and in November, UNC issued a lengthy report in which the university took itself to task for not blowing the whistle on Fulkerson sooner. "We could have done a better job communicating with everybody involved when the issue arose," UNC spokesman Nate Haas said at the time.
In contrast, the communication yesterday between Fulkerson and a Weld County judge was pretty clear: In exchange for the dropping of sixteen counts against him, VF pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of children, which could earn him a sizable stretch in stir when he's sentenced in early March.
If so, all those prison cameras should make him feel right at home.