Oklahoma Man Sentenced In Child Pornography Ring

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 3:29 pm
By: News On 6


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.