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Marion County Man Indicted For Receiving Child Sexual Abuse Material

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Kyle Burbank (32, Belleview) with two counts of receipt of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). If convicted on both counts, Burbank faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison, including a 5-year minimum mandatory term of imprisonment on each count.   

According to court documents, between January 5 and 17, 2024, Burbank received five video files over the internet depicting CSAM from a 12-year-old child in another state. A review of Burbank’s social media accounts by investigators revealed multiple online interactions with other minors. Burbank subsequently was arrested by federal agents on April 4, 2024. He is currently in custody pending the resolution of this case.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Clinton County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Office, and the Rossville (Indiana) Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Janette Swartzberg.

It is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue child victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated April 11, 2024

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