Auburn man pleads guilty to receiving and possessing child pornography | USAO-NDNY

SYRACUSE, NY – Deryk Paul Burdick, 33, of Auburn, New York, dropped the indictment and pleaded guilty today to receiving and possessing child pornography. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Matthew Scarpino, Acting Special Agent for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo Field Office, and Police Superintendent of New York State, Kevin P. Bruen.

As part of his guilty plea, Burdick, a former school bus driver, admitted to purchasing and downloading hundreds of child pornography images and videos from the dark web from December 2019 to March 2020 and having child pornography files. in his possession in December 2021.

At sentencing on October 12, 2022, Burdick faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 20 years for the receiving offense and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the possession offence. In addition to jail time, Burdick can be fined up to $250,000 per count, will be required to make restitution to victims of his offenses of receiving and possessing child pornography, and will be required to serve time. released on probation after a five-year prison term. And life. Burdick will also have to register as a sex offender upon his release. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the laws the defendant violated, US sentencing guidelines and other factors.

Burdick’s case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New York State Police, Auburn Police Department and Crimes Task Force New York State Internet Against Children (ICAC). The joint effort is part of the Safe Childhood Project. Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, the Safe Childhood Project is led by the Offices of the United States Attorneys and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) of the Criminal Division. Project Safe Childhood brings together federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children through the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about the Safe Childhood Project, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Michael D. Gadarian.

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