Just months after Cecil Ray Baker’s arrest after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house, another American Idol alum was arrested. The long-running singing competition series has presented thousands of hopefuls looking for their great luck, but with this number of people, scandals can arise in and out of the series.

Monday (July 19), TMZ reported that Ron Bultongez, a singer who appeared during the 2018 season of American Idol, was arrested in Grapevine, Texas, after surrendering just days ago.

Little is known about Bultongez’s case, according to the outlet, but it appears the Lone Star State native “faces multiple counts of having sex with a minor.” TMZ reportedly read court documents and learned that the singer was “charged with 4 counts of sexual penetration of a minor under 17”. The alleged incidents allegedly occurred four times between December 2020 and February 2021.

Bultongez reportedly posted his $ 50,000 bond and was released. He will soon return to court to answer the charges against him. Details regarding the alleged victim (s) have not yet been shared.

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