William Robert Burkey, 68, of Cape Coral, was found guilty of 58 counts of Possession of
Material Including Sexual Conduct by a Child, following a three-day trial in Lee County.
In January 2019, the former family care physician, was printing photos at a drug store in Fort
Myers that contained images of pre-pubescent girls. An employee at the store thought he was
acting odd and alerted law enforcement. The defendant returned to the same store and printed
more photos a few days later.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated and identified Burkey through the use of his store
discount card. A search warrant was executed at his home and the illegal material involving
children was found.
Assistant State Attorney Natalie Savino and Assistant State Attorney Heather Fly prosecuted the
case. Sentencing is scheduled for April 6th.
State Attorney’s Office