Registered Sex Offender Arrested in Williamson County
August 25, 2016
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of Kevin Scott Burke, 38, on Tuesday for five counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
The Office of the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) CyberTipline that Burke uploaded images of child pornography.
The report prompted CEU investigators to execute a search warrant at Burke’s home in Taylor, where child pornography was found on his laptop computer.
Investigators seized numerous digital storage devices during the search of Burke’s home.
During an interview, Burke confessed to uploading the images detailed in the NCMEC CyberTipline report.
Burke also revealed that he downloaded and saved additional child pornography onto his digital devices that were seized during the search warrant.
Burke is a registered sex offender with a criminal history that dates back to 1997.
For the charges of Possession of Child Pornography, Burke faces a third degree felony punishable by two to ten years in state prison and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.
The CEU works tirelessly to keep predators away from vulnerable children in Texas.
Since January, the CEU has arrested fourteen offenders of child pornography crimes.