Granville Resident Indicted on Child Pornography Charge
|U.S. Attorney's Office September 30, 2009|
ALBANY, NY—United States Attorney Andrew T. Baxter and John F. Pikus, Special Agent-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division, announced today that a federal grand jury in Albany has returned a one count indictment against KELLY BURKE, age 41, of Granville, New York. The indictment was returned on August 31, 2009, and BURKE appeared for arraignment on this Indictment on September 11, 2009.
Count 1 of the Indictment charges that between July, 2004 and July 22, 2009, BURKE, using a computer and the Internet, knowingly received, and attempted to receive, images of child pornography. If convicted of this offense, BURKE faces a mandatory minimum imprisonment term of five years and a possible maximum imprisonment term of 20 years. He also faces a fine of up to $250,000.00. BURKE is incarcerated in federal custody pending his trial which is scheduled for November 9, 2009 in Utica, New York.
This case was investigated by the FBI's Capital Region Cyber Predator Task Force, the New York State Police, Troop G, and the Granville, New York Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Belliss.