The following news release has been issued by Macon County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Macon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Lee Burk, age 50, of Matlock Creek Road in Macon County on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Asheville Airport. Burk was charged with six counts of First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and his bond was set at $500,000. Burk, who is in custody, had his First Appearance in District Court on April 15 and his next court date is scheduled for Thursday April 18.
This arrest followed an extensive investigation by our Juvenile Investigators that began in March and is ongoing; additional charges are expected in the future. Multiple search warrants were executed and numerous witnesses were interviewed to establish probable cause for the arrest. Any person with any information relevant to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office either directly or through Crime Stoppers.
Sheriff Holland’s statement:
“Because this is an ongoing investigation I will not be releasing any other details. I will ask the public to report any information regarding this investigation to my Office. I am confident that my Detectives will conduct a thorough investigation and present all the facts for the prosecution of this case. I commend the Juvenile Investigators and the other Detectives and Deputy Sheriffs that assisted in this case. I would also like to thank the District Attorney’s Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, US Drug Enforcement Agency and Asheville Airport Department of Public Safety for their assistance.”
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