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Bicknell man charged with sex crimes against minor

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – One Bicknell, Indiana man faces ten charges, all in relation to sex crimes against a minor, according to police.

According to court documents, James Burden, 38, was arrested March 24 and appeared to his initial hearing on March 27.

Court records show one of the Burden’s charges states that the victim was mentally disabled.

Documents state the 10 counts went from 2004 through 2011.

Bicknell faces four counts of child molesting – intercourse or deviate sex with victim less than 14, three counts of rape (force or imminent threat of force), two counts of rape (with deadly force, deadly weapon, SBI or use of drug) and one count of rape with a victime mentally disabled, such that consent is not possible).

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A booking record released to WISH-TV sister station WTHI News shows that Burden has a lengthy criminal record, which include past arrests for battery in 2012 and criminal mischief.

It’s not clear whether Burden saw convictions on those charges. Court records did not show a future court date for Burden.

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