Corpus Christi Man Gets Sentenced in Child Porn Case

CORPUS CHRISTI–A Corpus Christi man was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison in a child pornography case.

A judge ordered Frank L. Burdick, 51, , to serve a term of 135 months imprisonment for receipt of child pornography, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

The sentence, handed down late yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge John D. Rainey, will be followed by a 10-year-term of supervised release during which the court has imposed a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for life.

Burdick admitted he had previously used an online file sharing program to search for and acquire child pornography when he plead out last December.

A roommate who was residing with Burdick last summer reported to the Corpus Christi Police Department that he had observed Burdick viewing images of child pornography on a computer within the home.

A computer was seized and a subsequent search of the computer led to the discovery of more than 100 images and six videos of child pornography consisting of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Several of the images and videos depicted victims identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

A second roommate later discovered an envelope with Burdick’s name that contained several printed images of child pornography. Those images were dusted for fingerprints and two of them were found to contain Burdick’s fingerprints.

In sentencing Burdick, Judge Rainey considered the real and continuing harm done to children whose instances of abuse were recorded and proliferated on the internet as well as the need to protect the public from the future dangerousness Burdick presents.

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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