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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 20, 2014

Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offenses

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that David
William Burkman, 30, of Canon City, Colorado, pled guilty today in United States District
Court to sexually exploiting a child and transporting child pornography.

According to court records, in March of this year, Burkman engaged in sexually explicit
conduct with a six-year-old girl and took photographs of the conduct. In April, Burkman sent an
email message to the undercover email account of a Special Agent with Homeland Security
Investigations in Maine. Attached to the email was one of the photographs of the girl. Burkman
was arrested in May and a search warrant was executed at his residence. During an interview
after his arrest, he admitted engaging in sexual activity with the six-year-old girl, taking
photographs of the activity, and sharing the photographs online.

Burkman faces a sentence of no less than 25 years and no more than 50 years of
imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and supervised release of up to life on the sexual
exploitation charge. He faces a sentence of no less than 15 years and no more than 40 years of
imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and supervised release of up to life on the transportation
charge. Burkman’s mandatory minimum and maximum sentences on both charges are increased
because of a prior child pornography conviction. He will be sentenced after the completion of a
presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations and the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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Updated January 26, 2015