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DEA Agent Arrested on Child Porn Charges

August 20, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
DEA Agent Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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McALLEN, Texas—A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent has been arrested on child pornography charges.

FBI agents booked James Eduard Burke on child pornography charges Friday afternoon.

Burke has been ordered to be held without bail after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos on Monday.

A bond pending a detention hearing later this week.

The investigation against Burke began last week after FBI agents received information that pointed to Burke accessing files from a website that contained child pornography, court records.

As part of the investigation the agents confirmed that Burke had accessed on February 23, 2015 a series of images that showed pre-pubescent girls having sexual intercourse with a man.

The agents also learned that Burke had accessed a second set of files with even more child pornography.

The agents met with the DEA agent accused of watching child porn to interview him, when he told the agents that he had in fact viewed and downloaded child porn images from various websites, the criminal complaint revealed.

Burke told the agents that the files that he had viewed depicted children as young as 10-year-old engaging in sexual activity.

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