Fr. Rudolph Bullman

Ordained: 2000
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Retired millworker, became a priest at age 55. The diocese announced in 3/12 that Bullman had been arrested and placed on leave without privileges in 12/11 an after investigation found images of nude, underage boys on his computer and game console. He admitted to looking at online gay pornography, but said the sites he visited had disclaimers that images were of those over age 18 only. Charged 2/29/12 with felony child sex abuse. Pleaded not guilty at arraignment 4/19/12. Charges dropped in 1/13 in a plea agreement that was to give him three years deferred adjudication. Bullman was required to undergo counseling, meet with a spiritual support group, have his computer checked every six months for pornography and not to be in charge of anyone under age 18. If he met the conditions for three years prosecution would not be pursued.

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