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Henderson man sentenced for sex trafficking of a minor

STAFF REPORTS

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Carl Burdick, 59, of Henderson, NY, who was convicted of transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. The defendant will also have to register as a sex offender.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi, who handled the case, stated that Burdick, a long haul truck driver, utilized text messaging and social media to develop a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female living in the Western District of New York. The defendant engaged in grooming activity over a period of several months in 2015, during which he solicited nude photographs from the victim. In the summer of 2015, Burdick took the victim from her home in Wayne County to the State of Montana in his tractor-trailer, during which time the defendant engaged in criminal sexual activity with the victim. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Wayne County Sherriff’s Department, under the direction of Barry Virts; the Monroe County Sherriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Richard Allen; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert. Additional assistance was also provided by the Bivona Child Advocacy Center.