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ISP: Peru man charged with showing minor explicit videos

By Brian Powers - bpowers@perutribune.com

A Peru man has received a felony charge of providing obscene material to a minor after he allegedly showed a 13-year-old girl multiple videos of him have sex, according to a probably cause affidavit from Indiana State Police Detective Brent Ingram.

According to Ingram and his investigation, 34-year-old James Kenneth “Kenny” Burba is accused of showing the victim three separate videos of him performing sexual intercourse and acts with an unnamed partner.

The victim was interviewed on Feb. 13 and, during her statement, reportedly claimed Burba showed her the videos some time between Sept. 15, 2018 and Jan. 1 of this year.

“Kenny Burba showed her a video from his iPhone of him and (name redacted) having sexual intercourse,” the affidavit stated. “The victim stated there were three videos of the accused having sexual intercourse with (name redacted).”

The woman in the videos was interviewed on Feb. 14, where she reportedly admitted the videos were of her and the suspect.

Burba was interviewed on Feb. 21 in which he reportedly provided written verbal consent for investigators to search his cell phone.

“The accused admitted to Trooper Matthew Moon and the affiant, of having three sex videos of him and (name redacted) having sex, which were on that phone, in a Google Drive cloud.”

Burbra reportedly showed the three videos, all dated from October 2018 and the phone was sent to a Kokomo Police Department Detective to download the videos.

While the videos were being downloaded, Burba reportedly admitted to showing the victim the videos.

Burba was arrested on March 14 and charged with dissemination of material harmful to a minor, and was released the same day from the Miami County Jail on a $500 cash bond.