ERAU professor charged with Child Abuse,
9 other counts
Florida – A professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been charged with child abuse and committing lewd and lascivious acts with someone less than 16 years old.
Embry-Riddle professor Mark Fugler was arrested Friday night in Ormond Beach, according to arrest records. Fugler has been charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct to someone less than 16 years old, two counts of showing obscene material to a minor, one count of child abuse, and three counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, the arrest records show. Fugler, 58, is being held at the Volusia County jail on $550,000 bail.
University spokesman James Roddey said in an email that Fugler is a professor of civil engineering at the Daytona Beach campus and that he was hired by the school in 1996. He said that “university officials will fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities on this investigation.”
A woman at his Ormond Beach home answered the door but declined to comment about the charges.
According to the university’s website, Fugler was currently teaching four classes and his areas of expertise included advanced materials in civil engineering, structural performance prediction, civil engineering in aerospace education, and remote structural condition assessment.