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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Colorado Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Child Exploitation and 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, 31, of Canon City, Colorado, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 30 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for sexually exploiting a child and transporting child pornography. Burkman pleaded guilty to the charges on October 20, 2014.

According to court records, in March 2014, 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.

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

Updated March 19, 2015