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Oklahoma Man Sentenced In Child Pornography Ring

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William David Burkhart was arrested with 100s of DVDs of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling. William David Burkhart was arrested with 100s of DVDs of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling.

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MUSKOGEE -- A 62-year-old Pittsburgh County man was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for his involvement in a worldwide child pornography ring, according to U.S. Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling.

Burkhart was indicted by a federal jury in September, 2008, and pleaded guilty in January, 2009 to charges of possession of child pornography. His arrest was part of a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Europol investigation into a ring of people in 28 countries who were producing, trading and possessing child pornography.

During a search of Burkhart's residence, "agents seized a computer and hundreds of DVDs that contained child pornography," Sperling said.

Burkhart was sentenced to a total of 84 months imprisonment followed by 60 months of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney's report.

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