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Cape Coral man sentenced to 19 years in Prison for Child Pornography

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 13:54:02-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla — A Cape Coral man was sentenced to 19 years in Prison for Child Pornography on Wednesday.

The State Attorney's Office says 69-year-old Robert Burkey was sentenced for 58 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

The former family care physician was also designated as a Sexual Offender for life.

Burkey was found guilty back in March.

Investigators say he was printing photos of pre-pubescent girls at a Fort Myers drug store.

An employee called law enforcement because they thought Burkey was acting odd.

Investigators say a few days later, Burkey returned to the same store and printed more photos.

He was identified through his store discount card, and a search warrant was executed.

Investigators found illegal material involving children in his home.

Burkey is ordered to stay away from children and will pay fines and court costs.