South Kansas City Man Is Charged with Child Molestation

By Tony Rizzo
Kansas City Star
April 21, 2016

M. Burton Jackson County Detention Center

A south Kansas City man has been charged with sexually molesting a child younger than 14.

Jackson County prosecutors charged 48-year-old James M. Burton with sexual molestation of a child, sexual misconduct and two counts of statutory sodomy. A judge set his bond at $100,000.

The incident reportedly occurred earlier this month in the garage of Burton’s home, according to court documents.

It was reported to police April 8 after the girl told her mother that Burton “touched my privates,” according to the allegations outlined in court documents.

Burton was questioned by police Wednesday and denied any inappropriate activity with the girl, according to the documents.








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