Kalispell Priest Pleads Not Guilty to Child Porn Charge

By Molly Priddy
Flathead Beacon
April 21, 2012

A Kalispell priest accused of possessing child pornography pleaded not guilty during an April 19 hearing at Flathead County District Court.

The Rev. Rudolph Carl Bullman, 67, appeared before Judge Ted O. Lympus during an arraignment hearing, dressed in a red tie and gray jacket. Wendy Holton, Bullman’s Helena-based attorney, entered a not guilty plea to the charge of sexual abuse of children, a felony.

“That’s your plea, sir?” Lympus asked.

Bullman stood and replied, “Yes sir, it is.”

According to charging documents, last October a woman called the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office to report child pornography on a Nintendo DS – a handheld gaming system – she had purchased from Bullman.








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