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Former Franklin youth coach pleads guilty to sex crimes against children

Christopher Lee Burke

Christopher Lee Burke

The following press release has been issued by Macon County Sheriff’s Office.

“Christopher Lee Burke, a former Franklin youth coach, plead guilty on Friday to multiple sex crimes against children and has received a 33-50 year prison sentence in the NC Department of Corrections.

This investigation would have never come to a successful conclusion if not for the bravery of three little girls, the support of their families, two dedicated Macon County Sheriff’s Office detectives, and a great prosecutor.

This was not the sentence we would have preferred but it kept three small children from being forced to testify as could have been required.

Sheriff Holland spoke at the sentencing on behalf of the victim’s family and told the Judge that Mr. Burke selfishly feels his sentence is unfair since it seems greater than drug dealers and murderers would receive. As he addressed the judge, Sheriff Holland looked at Mr. Burke and told him he was very much mistaken about that and he was nothing less than a coward for what he did to these little girls and deserved everything coming to him and much more.”

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