This creepy creepy man fell between the cracks, I'm afraid. Lots of time on his hands. No real sanctions for his past child sex crimes. I have to wonder how many children did accept his invitations.
And how sad that the investigation took so long--due to understaffing.
Davie man faces 144 counts of child pornography
February 17, 2012
"Orville H. Bullitt
kept a low profile in his Davie neighborhood, except when it came to the young girls who live in the house behind his. Bullitt, who was arrested and charged this week with 144 counts of possession of child pornography, invited the girls, ages 7 and 9, over to his house for ice cream, and to swim in his backyard pool..."
"....Bullitt was arrested Feb. 13 at his mother’s house in Kissimmee, where he had gone to visit. He was booked into the Osceola County Jail, but will be prosecuted in Broward. His bond is set at $1.4 million. Bullitt had no job, police said, and likely lived off a trust fund or his family...."
"....FDLE investigators, working with a multi-agency task force that included Pembroke Pines and Davie police, first took notice of Bullitt when he “advertised’’ child pornography images on an online file-sharing site. About one month later, FDLE agents executed a search warrant at Bullitt’s Pembroke Pines house in the 7600 block of Northwest 12th Street and found at least 144 images of child pornography stored on a laptop, thumb drives and external discs...."
Police believe at least some of the images are of South Florida children, though they would not explain why. “That’s what we’re trying to figure out,’’ [FDLE Special Agent Will] Hernandez said. “Are they pictures of him? Are they children from South Florida?’’ Hernandez added that, “In our experience and in our training ... these individuals who possess [child pornography] are likely hands-on offenders....’’
"...This is not Bullitt’s first time facing criminal charges
. In 1985, he was convicted in Miami-Dade for sexual molestation of a child younger than 12. He received 10 years probation...."
"...Bullitt also was charged in 2003 with two counts of sexual battery on a minor in Miami-Dade, but the charges were later dropped..."
“...He has all kinds of children’s toys,’’ she said. “Legos and other things.’’ Bullitt’s other neighbors, however, said they knew little about the quiet man who would leave his house late at night and return at predawn, usually driving a maroon-colored van fitted with a wheelchair lift...."
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