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80-year-old Cottonwood man charged with child molestation - Dothan Eagle: News

80-year-old Cottonwood man charged with child molestation

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Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 5:42 pm

Dothan police recently arrested an 80-year-old Cottonwood man on a charge he molested a 7-year-old Ozark girl.

Court records show Dothan police investigators arrested Devon Burlingham, of Gene Terry Road, on Friday, and charged him with felony sex abuse of a child under the age of 12.

Records show the sex abuse offense allegedly happened earlier this year on Jan. 20, which was also Burlingham’s 80 th birthday.

Records show Burlingham was taken to the Houston County Jail and held on $250,000 bail, which was set by Circuit Court Judge Butch Binford.

If convicted of the sex abuse charge Burlingham faces two to 20 years in prison for the class B felony crime.

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