Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Neighborhoods
  3. Community Issues

Another military man pleads guilty to child pornography, sentenced to 17 years

See also

The ink wasn’t dry on this week’s story of Air Force Master Sgt. William Gazafi’s guilty plea for drugging and molesting children when a Washington State district judge handed down a lightweight sentence to another military man for a similar crime.

The Associated Press said today that former Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Arron D. Burton was sentenced this week to 17 years in prison for producing and distributing child pornography while he lived on post in 2012.

The Tacoma News Tribune published this information:

According to the initial complaint filed by federal prosecutors, Queensland police in Australia made a child pornography arrest in March 2012, and investigation of that suspect’s emails eventually led U.S. authorities to Burton.

Investigators found child pornography sent to and from Burton’s email account in October 2012, the complaint said.

Searches of Burton’s computers and digital devices revealed dozens of still images along with some 27 videos, including one of him having sex with a three-year-old child; gender of the child was not revealed.

No rank was listed for the former JBLM Soldier.

Burton will be required to register as a sex offender when/if he gets out of prison.

The National Military Examiner publishes military and law enforcement-related content on this site and here on Facebook. “Like” the page for additional news from around the globe.

Please email me at if you find errors with content information or spelling. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting the troops.



  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    7 Photos