A federal grand jury in Alexandria has returned an indictment charging a Centreville man with multiple counts of production of child pornography.
According to the indictment, Kenneth Wayne Burk, 37, among other things, used, employed, and coerced a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images of that conduct, and did so on multiple occasions. His arraignment is scheduled on June 8 at 9 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema for the Eastern District of Virginia.
The case is being investigated by the FBI and the Fairfax County Police Department. Trial Attorney Kyle P. Reynolds of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Whitney D. Russell of the Eastern District of Virginia are prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.