Cape Coral man gets 19 years in prison; guilty of 58 counts of possessing child porn

A former physician from Cape Coral found guilty of possessing child pornography will now spend the next 19 years in prison.

William Robert Burkey, 69, was sentenced Wednesday to 231 months in prison on 58 counts of possession of child pornography. He was also designated a sexual offender for life.

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Burkey was found guilty following a three-day trial in Lee County in March.

In January 2019, the former family care physician was printing photos at a drug store in Fort Myers that contained images of pre-pubescent girls. An employee at the store thought he was acting odd and alerted law enforcement.

The defendant returned to the same store and printed more photos a few days later.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated and identified Burkey through the use of his store discount card. A search warrant was executed at his home and investigators found illegal material involving children.

As part of sentencing Burkey was ordered to stay away from children and pay fines and court costs.

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2020-11-18T18:43:54Z

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