Soccer Coach

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A former soccer coach from Destin and Fort Walton Beach is facing up to 100 years behind bars for child pornography charges.

Robert Burkes pleaded no contest to 20 counts of possessing child pornography.

Sentencing is scheduled for April eleventh.

The 40 year old still faces trial on three counts of sexual battery on children under the age of 12.

Authorities say he met all of the alleged victims through soccer.

Burkes was associated with the WAVE Futebol Club in Destin, the
Fort Walton Beach city league and the Playground Area Soccer