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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - A West Richland man could face more charges in Benton County after the United States Secret Service searched two of his computers.
KNDU reported on this case in May. Florida Police Detective Neil Spector said 45-year-old David Burks was trying to set up a sexual encounter with an 11-year-old girl. Police said Burks thought he was talking to the girl's father, but in reality Burks was actually communicating with Detective Spector.
West Richland Police searched Burks' home and seized two computers. The secret service just sent a FedEx package to the West Richland Police which arrived on Friday. It has the results from the search of the two computers.
Police are not disclosing what was found but say whatever was found on the computer has now been sent to the Benton County Prosecutor's Office for possible charges.
West Richland Detective Theresa Morrell said, "First, the community needs to know that he is here. He has a problem and his problem needs to be addressed."
During the search of the computers the secret service was looking for possible pictures or information that might have been deleted.
They're also looking for inappropriate images and websites. The charges in Florida are separate from the charges that Burks could be facing in Benton County but they both stem from a situation with an undercover officer in a Florida hotel.
The Florida trial has been postponed until August and the Benton County Prosecutor is examining the findings in the forensic assessment of the two computers for possible charges.