Connecticut Sex Offender Indicted In Jacksonville For Committing Multiple Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Andrew Thomas Bull (35, Tolland, Connecticut), formerly known as Andrew Thomas Picard, with the attempted production and distribution of child sex abuse materials. If convicted, Bull faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years, up to 170 years, in federal prison and a lifetime term of supervised release. On July 7, 2023, Bull was arraigned in Jacksonville and ordered detained pending his trial. 

Bull is a registered sex offender, having been convicted in Connecticut in 2013 of importation and illegal possession of child pornography. On May 25, 2023, FBI agents executed a search warrant at Bull’s home in Connecticut and Bull was arrested and later transported to Jacksonville for prosecution.

An indictment is only an allegation, and every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Jacksonville and New Haven, Connecticut. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Originally published at https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdfl/pr/connecticut-sex-offender-indicted-jacksonville-committing-multiple-child-sexual

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