MIAMI
02/17/2012 12:29 pm ET | Updated Feb 17, 2012

Orville H. Bullitt Arrested On 144 Counts Of Child Pornography

A Davie man has been arrested on 144 counts of child pornography, earning him a whopping $1.4 million bond, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Miami Regional Operations Center reports.

FDLE agents said they were able to trace images shared online back to 44-year-old Orville H. Bullitt's computer as part of an undercover investigation by FDLE's Cyber High Tech Crime Squad. After obtaining a search warrant, investigators combed through Bullitt's home and located 144 child porn images.

Officials say Bullitt has also lived in Miami Shores, Pembroke Pines, North Miami, and Osceola County, and they are concerned there are other victims. FDLE's Gretl Plessinger told HuffPost Miami that "Of the newer images, there appeared to be different children used."

FDLE's Will Hernandez told CBS Miami, "Our experience has shown that people who typically own child pornography tend to be hands-on offenders."

And that doesn't seem to be out of character for this offender. FDLE's Paige Patterson told HuffPost Miami, "Bullitt has a prior charge from 1985 for sexual molestation of a child less than 12 years of age."

As each of the 144 images results in a $10,000 bond, Bullitt is being held at Osceola County Jail on total bond of $1.4 million.

Last year, the number of sex offenders rose 74 percent in Florida while the national rise was only 23 percent. Officials say the rise is due to the crackdown on such offenses, but South Florida has had a recent rash of child porn stories.

Last September, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for South Florida has been arrested on child pornography charges.

And in December, Florida Department of Law Enforcement scoured chat rooms, dating sites, and social networking sites and made 50 child porn arrests throughout Florida. A quarter of those were in Miami-Dade.

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