For immediate release
A 48-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with allegations that he molested and inappropriately touched a child in south Kansas City,Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
James M. Burton, dob: 8/1/1967, faces two counts of Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree, Child Molestation 1st Degree and Sexual Misconduct Offenses Involving a Child,*
According to court records, a child who lives near the defendant in south Kansas City told adults, including a forensic interviewer, that the defendant had touched her, asked her to touch him and had sodomized her at his home.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.