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Child Pornography Sentence

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United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Daniel Eugene Burris, 60, of Huntsville, Ark., was sentenced to serve 50 years in federal prison for the production of child pornography. The sentence was handed down yesterday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell in federal court in Alexandria, La. In addition to the prison term, the Judge also sentenced Burris to a lifetime of supervised release.  Burris pleaded guilty in July of 2012, to two counts of production of child pornography. A search warrant was executed on Burris's residence, after it was determined that he had been downloading child pornography using Limewire. During the execution of the search warrant a computer and computer storage devices were found which contained child pornography. Burris admitted that he had been obtaining the child pornography and molesting an underage girl in Louisiana. He stated that he traveled from Arkansas to Alexandria, La., to pick up the girl who was 2 and 3 years of age at the time of the molestation. Burris confessed to videotaping the molestation. During the forensic examination of the computer seized from Burris, law enforcement found numerous videos of Burris sexually assaulting the young child.  United States Attorney Finley stated, "This case reflects the worst of our society.  Too many children are victimized by predators that target the most vulnerable among us - our children. My office, along with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, will continue to ensure that justice is served through prosecution and pursuit of heavy sentences for the individuals who seek to victimize children."  The investigation was conducted by The Louisiana Attorney General's Office, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as well as Homeland Security Investigations, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Luke Walker.

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