Level 3 sex offender gets new address in Yuma

Level 3 sex offender gets new address in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) officials say a level 3 sex offender has a new address in Yuma.

42-year-old, Kevin Burkett, is now living at 734 S. Vaughn Avenue in Yuma according to deputies with YCSO.

Burkett was convicted of three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with children under the age of 14 in 1995 in Tulare County. The three boys, ages 5, 7, and 14 were all related to him.

YCSO officials say Burkett is considered at high risk to reoffend.

Burkett is 5’9” tall and 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

To register for free email alerts or search for sex offenders in your area, please visit the YCSO OffenderWatch page.

 

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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