Livonia man used modeling agency to get girls to send child porn, FBI says

- A Livonia man is accused by federal authorities of using his modeling agency to get underage girls to send him images of child pornography.

Ryan Ulman is accused of operating his agency to entice young girls to send him the images. According to the indictment, Ulman was discovered during a separate sex trafficking case near Flint that started in the winter of 2016.

The complaint claims agents spoke with multiple sex trafficking victims who were hooked on heroin and methamphetamine and, during that investigation, they learned information led them to Ulman.

Authorities said he was running his modeling agency, Instinct Entertainment, in Livonia and his models were the same sex trafficking victims. However, the FBI said he was not involved with sex trafficking and a separate investigation was started.

The FBI started their investigation and searched his home on Monday with a warrant where they reported finding the child pornography. The complaint states that Ulman admitted to the FBI that he has a problem with child porn.

The FBI says they found multiple images of child pornography, including a picture printed in 2009, in his basement bedroom. 

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