FDLE Arrests Escambia County Man On Child Solicitation Charges

January 31, 2024

Cyber agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested James Michael Burkett, 31, of Escambia County Monday for sexual solicitation of a child online.

The investigation into Burkett started in November of 2023 when he initiated communication on a social media platform with who he believed was a 13-year-old female. In fact, Burkett was communicating with an FDLE undercover agent posing as a teen.

During the course of the communications, Burkett sent explicit photos of himself to the “child” and sought to meet for sexual relations.

Based on the online communications, FDLE obtained a warrant and charged Burkett with one count of using a computer to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice a minor; one count of promoting the sexual performance of a minor; two counts of transmission of material harmful to a minor; and one count of the use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.

Burkett acknowledged that he was the individual communicating with the child persona, FDLE said. Burkett was transported to the Escambia County Jail where he was beng held on a $30,000 bond.

Burkett will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, First Judicial Circuit.


3 Responses to “FDLE Arrests Escambia County Man On Child Solicitation Charges”

  1. Shell on February 1st, 2024 4:13 pm

    A Disgusting Monster! I’m glad he was caught and thankful for the efforts being made to catch these scum bags! I wonder how many more are there that haven’t been caught! And how many kids has this one actually connected with before he was caught?!

  2. Susie on January 31st, 2024 12:35 pm

    And these filthy imps wonder why they’re balding at such a young age. They’re so evil, even hair doesn’t want to be around them. Good job FDLE and our awesome. LEOs.

  3. Bill T on January 31st, 2024 11:05 am

    And these people know that what they are doing is wrong and I guess think it’s worth it if they get caught because they always get caught !!! And the prison sentence is very strong !!! People ya got to know this type of behavior is out of control and apparently based on what I’ve seen in others they can’t be helped ever!!! A very disturbed mind !! Got to be a better solution to this sickness!!!!!