Man arrested on 144 child porn counts

By John Turchin, Crime Specialist, jturchin@local10.com
Published On: Feb 17 2012 10:23:14 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 21 2012 04:19:43 PM EST

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday announced the arrest of a Davie man on 144 counts of possession of child pornography.

MIAMI -

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday announced the arrest of a Davie man on 144 counts of possession of child pornography. 

Orville Bullitt, 44, of Davie, was arrested earlier this week at his mother's home in Osceola County. 

Bullitt became a suspect during an undercover investigation by the FDLE's Cyber High-Tech Crime Squad. During the investigation, agents were able to trace images that had been shared online back to Bullitt's home computer, investigators said. 

"He was one of those individuals that we, during our normal undercover investigations, isolated his particular computer in South Florida," said FDLE Case Agent Will Hernandez.

The FDLE said Bullitt spent most of his days at the computer, selling, trading and sharing images of children.

"The images we found show child victims in various sexual depictions," said Special Agent in Charge Addy Villanueva, of the FDLE.

"What I would be comfortable telling you is, they were at least children under the age of 10," Hernandez said.

"There's males. There's females. There are so many images that we have to go through," Villanueva said.

Investigators said dozens of images were found on computers at Bullitt's homes in Davie and Pembroke Pines.

Bullitt also documented his Disney World visits on Facebook. According to one investigator, Bullitt had drawers full of pictures of Disney characters.

"The crimes allegedly committed by Bullitt are unspeakable and unforgivable," Villanueva said.

Bullitt was booked into the Osceola County Jail. He is being held on $1.4 million bond. 

Agents suspect there are other victims who had contact with Bullitt. 

FDLE's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces in Florida were created solely to investigate Internet crimes against kids that include the online sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. 

To review tips for keeping your children safe online, click here.

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