Tiverton man charged with child pornography possession

David Burke, 63, arrested at his home Tuesday

Posted 1/13/22

A Tiverton man allegedly found in possession of more than 150 images and videos depicting child sexual abuse was arrested Tuesday.

David Burke, 63, was charged with possession of child pornography …

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Tiverton man charged with child pornography possession

David Burke, 63, arrested at his home Tuesday

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A Tiverton man allegedly found in possession of more than 150 images and videos depicting child sexual abuse was arrested Tuesday.

David Burke, 63, was charged with possession of child pornography following a court-authorized search of his residence by members of the FBI Boston Division’s Child Exploitation-Human Trafficking Task Force. Authorities allegedly discovered 160 images and videos depicting child pornography downloaded to a desktop computer.

According to charging documents, an ongoing FBI Project Safe Childhood investigation into the use of an online peer-to-peer software program determined that in June 2021, an IP address associated with Burke requested that files containing child pornography be downloaded. Police allege that a video file containing approximately 23 minutes and 15 seconds of child sexual exploitation, and second containing a 13-minute video, were downloaded.

Burke made an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan on Tuesday and was released on $50,000 unsecured bond.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Terrence P. Donnelly. The matter was investigated by the FBI Boston Division’s Child Exploitation-Human Trafficking Task Force, which includes detectives from the Providence and Warwick police departments, with assistnce from the Tiverton Police Department.

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