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Sodomy charge filed

Thursday, October 6, 2005

BENTON -- A Blodgett man is in jail on charges of statutory sodomy.

According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Abraham L. Burgess III, 23, was arrested Sept. 23 on charges of statutory sodomy in the first degree.

The incident was reported by the 3-year-old victim's mother on Sept. 20.

According to reports, the child was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston after the mother was made aware of the allegations. Scott County Sheriff's Department was then notified, and on Sept. 21, the child was interviewed by the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence. Following the interview, the investigation continued and resulted in the arrest and filing of charges against Burgess.

Burgess remains in the Scott County Jail with bond set at $100,000. A preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 15.