Ron Bultongez Wiki – Ron Bultongez Biography
Ron Bultongez is a former ‘American Idol’ contestant who made it pretty far during his 2018 season — is facing multiple counts of sex with a minor in his home state.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the singer and one-time ‘Idol’ sensation was arrested in Grapevine, TX when he turned himself in on July 15.
He is 25 years old.
Ron Bultongez Arrested
The Plano, Texas native, who appeared on the ABC talent competition in 2018, turned himself into authorities, police told TMZ Monday.
In court docs reviewed by the outlet, the Tarrant County District Attorney said the singer, 25, has been charged on four counts of sexual penetration of a minor under 17, between the timeframe of December 2020 and February 2021.
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Bultongez has not yet had a court appearance in connection with the allegations, TMZ reported.
In the docs obtained by TMZ, prosecutors say the alleged incidents occurred between December 2020 and February 2021.
Bultongez was released from custody a couple of days after his arrest … once he posted a $50,000 bond.
American Idol Star
Bultongez, who appeared on the show’s 16th season, made it into the show’s top 24, performing in front of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.
Bultongez last year told the Dallas Observer that he was dissatisfied with the commercial fallout of his appearance on the ABC shows, describing the series of events as ‘a bunch of crap’ as he was blocked from releasing new music.
Bultongez had been in contracts with Hollywood Records and Sony RCA UK, who each let him go. According to the publication, he had also negotiated to ink a deal with Kobalt Music Group, but it did not pan out.
‘I think it’s about time to start working on my debut album,’ Bultongez said in the July 2020 article. ‘I was tied down for about two years. Those post-TV show contracts are brutal. I dealt with a bunch of crap that kept me from releasing anything.’
Bultongez told the outlet that he has above 100 songs he has not released that he hopes to assemble for a future album.