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Van Driver Charged With Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 7:14 am

A van driver in Polk County has been charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

According to the charges,  60-year-old Paul L. Burritt, of Turtle Lake, was driving the girl in a Handi-Lift Transportation van when he took her back to his home and sexually assaulted her in the driveway.

The girl told police that Burritt was supposed to pick her up from counseling and bring her home. This was the first time he was her driver.

Burritt was arrested on December 7. He denied having sexual contact with the girl. He said he never brought her to his house and only made a wrong turn while driving her home.

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