Another Pensacola child pornography arrest, third in last two months, 12th over the past 12 months. Should we be concerned?

September 6, 2013

Jail Bars
A Pensacola man, Walter L. Burket, 68, was arrested by Pensacola Police Thursday on child pornography charges after investigators determined he downloaded sexually explicit pictures and movies of children from the internet onto his computer. He was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession with intent to promote child pornography.

Burket is the third Pensacola man arrested since July for child pornography:

August 10
A Pensacola man, Dylan James Lucius, 19, was charged with 22 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession child pornography with intent to distribute.

July 17
A Pensacola man, Charles David Turner, 51, was arrested by Pensacola Police and charged with 28 counts of possession of obscene material/child pornography.

In reviewing newspaper archives, I found that Pensacola Police had have made five more arrests for child pornography over the past 12 months:

Feb. 11
A Pensacola man, Brent E. Hooper, 37, wanted on 20 counts of child pornography possession and distribution turned himself in to Pensacola Police Department. Investigators determined Hooper had downloaded sexually explicit images involving children onto his laptop computer and also transmitted those images to other computer users, a release from the police department state

Feb. 2
A Pensacola man, Joshua Montuori, 24, accused of downloading and sending multiple articles of child pornography was arrested by Pensacola police. His computer was seized Wednesday, and investigators said they found about 10 gigabytes worth of files that may be child pornography.

Jan. 16
As part of federal operation, Matthew Burbank, 23, was arrested Tuesday, confessed to downloading child pornography in an interview with detectives, according to a Pensacola police arrest report. A search warrant at Burbank’s home, executed Tuesday morning, turned up more than 100 files containing child pornography on his laptop, the report says.

Nov. 3, 2012
A Pensacola man, William Blake Edgar, 24, was arrested for possession of child pornography, according to a press release by the Pensacola Police Department.

Sept. 18, 2012
A Pensacola man Ryan Campbell Williams, 33, was arrested for possession of child pornography after an almost month-long investigation, according to a news release from the Pensacola Police Department.

In addition reported last December that three Escambia County men were arraigned on child pornography charges. Kevin Allaire, 24, was charged in a two-count indictment alleging that he received and possessed child pornography between June 2008 and August 2010. Mack Varnado, 32, was charged in a three-count indictment with receipt, transportation, and possession of child pornography between March 2005 and February 2012. William Dunaway, Jr., 22, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography on July 31, 2012.

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  • Dale Parker September 9, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I believe that the City of Pensacola Police Department is a member of North Florida’s ICAC “Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force) and their “Round-Up” program.

    The Round up program monitors P2P networks for known, court tested child porn files. Round-Up will scan P2P participants, then initiate downloads and obtain their IP address and store the results by jurisdiction. When hits are found, they are provided to the jurisdictional subscriber when they log into the portal.

    I am not sure about Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, however, I would assume that they are also working with the North Florida ICAC and the Round-Up program. A while back in 2010, the DOJ published a national strategy for combating Porn http://www. where this process became an acceptable means of catching people trading these types of files.

    Round up is very powerful and can peer into your computer if you use P2P programs. My question is, what is next, your music files, your videos … do you have copyrighted materials you are sharing? The bottom line is Remote, network-based investigation of crimes against
    children is now the standard for law enforcement and is here to stay.

  • EPenn September 9, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Rick, apparently you have never took at the registered sex offender map for Escambia county. Remember just last year they also did one of those predator stings like on tv and they got a bunch of them. It is very concerning and has been for some time.