- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Helena Valley man faces a possible life sentence following his conviction on charges of raping and kidnapping a 13-year-old girl.

The Helena Independent Record reports (https://bit.ly/1sJSqWw ) that a jury on Friday night found 37-year-old David Gary Burton guilty of aggravated kidnapping and sexual intercourse without consent. The jury acquitted him on a charge or burglary.

Prosecutors said Burton took the girl from her home in the Scratchgravel Hills in December 2011.

The jury of six men and six women deliberated for nearly two hours after hearing four days of testimony before District Judge Kathy Seeley.

Burton could face life in prison when he’s sentenced March 13.


Information from: Independent Record, https://www.helenair.com

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