SEXUAL ABUSE CASE Former Kanawha County School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty In Sexual Abuse Case
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Mar. 11, 2013 10:08 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 12, 2013 9:18 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
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A former Kanawha County school bus driver pleaded guilty Monday morning to sexual abuse and was sentenced to prison.
Samuel Larry Burkhamer was sentenced in Kanawha Circuit Court to five to 25 years in prison. He will serve 25 years of supervised release when he gets out of prison.
Burkhamer was accused of befriending a girl on Facebook. A criminal complaint said the girl knew his stepdaughter. The complaint alleges they exchanged cell phone numbers and that Burkhamer sent the pre-teen explicit messages asking for sexual favors.
The criminal complaint said he was taken to the South Charleston detachment, where he admitted to telling the girl he would like to meet up with her so that she could perform sexual acts on him. The criminal complaint also alleges that Burkhamer admitted to conducting web searches that may contain child erotica and pornography and that Burkhamer consented to give up his cell phones and computers.
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