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

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.

Updated January 26, 2015