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Deputies: Polk man violates release order from child porn arrest


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A prominent Lake Wales resident, arrested earlier this month as part of a Polk County child sex sting, is being held without bond after deputies say he violated terms of his pre-trial release.

Deputies say David C. Ullman, among 41 people arrested June 8 as part of a week-long Polk County sting targeting online sexual predators, bonded out of jail on June 11 after posting a $52,000 surety bond.

As a condition of his pre-trial release, deputies say Ullman, 54, was required to provide an address, and could not have contact with children under 18, or possess a computer with Internet access.

Deputies say Ullman was not at the address he provided, and discovered he had not been residing there.

After checking two additional addresses, deputies learned Ullman was staying at a guest house in Babson Park.

According to deputies, Ullman told detectives on Tuesday that he had discovered he could stay at that location "after the pre-trial release service office had closed."

Ullman said he contacted the pre-trial office after friends and family told him that law enforcement officers were looking for him.

Judge Glenn T. Shelby on Thursday revoked Ullman's release order, and deputies say Ullman was located at his Lake Wales residence and arrested without incident.

Ullman is being held without bond at Polk County Jail, deputies say.

Ullman is a partner with the Lake Wales accounting firm Bunting, Tripp and Ingley. Deputies said Ullman contacted a detective posing as a teenage girl and solicited a sex act. His firm's website says Ullman is director and treasurer for the Polk County Education Foundation, a trustee for the Lake Wales Charter School Board, and a deacon at Lake Wales Presbyterian Church.

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