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Auburn Man Charged with Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Deryk Paul Burdick, 32, of Auburn, New York was arrested yesterday and charged with receipt and possession of child pornography. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Matthew Scarpino, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo Field Office, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett.

According to the complaint, Burdick purchased child pornography on the internet and had a collection of child pornography on a laptop computer found in his home, including the child pornography files that he purchased online.

The charges filed against Burdick carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment, a post-release term of supervision of between five years and life, and a fine of up to $250,000. Burdick would be required to register as a sex offender if convicted.

Burdick appeared yesterday before United States Magistrate Judge Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks for an initial appearance and was detained pending further proceedings.

Burdick was previously employed as a school bus driver in Skaneateles, New York and Buffalo, New York. Individuals who believe they have information relevant to this investigation should contact HSI Special Agent Brad Brechler at 315-569-9155.

The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Burdick’s case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the New York State Police, the Auburn Police Department, and the New York State Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC). The joint effort is a part of Project Safe Childhood. Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian.

Updated December 21, 2021

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