Mississippi man sentenced for child sex abuse videos

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Corinth, Mississippi man charged with producing and distributing videos of child sexual abuse was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Paul Burk III, 36, will also face supervised release for the rest of his life after his release from prison.

Burk recorded the videos and posted them to the dark web. The videos involved children under the age of 10, the United States Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Mississippi said in a news release.

The victims were identified through Operation Rescue Me, a partnership between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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“The depraved conduct of this defendant inflicted horrific damage upon innocent lives, for which he was appropriately sentenced to the maximum possible penalty in this case,” said U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner.

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