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Ironton Man Facing Rape Charge Gets New Dates for Jury Trial in St. Francois County

(Farmington) A man from Ironton, facing a felony rape charge in St. Francois County after allegedly having unconsenting sexual intercourse with a teenager, who was passed out at a lake development, had his jury trial rescheduled for at least a third time now.

60-year-old Cecil Burrow will now go to trial May 24th and 25th of next year at the courthouse in Farmington.

Court documents say Burrow found a 19-year old woman passed out from intoxication where he allegedly sexually assaulted her in a trailer at Lake Hanna on July 14th of 2018.

A detective with the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department interviewed the teenager and the victim said she woke up with her bikini bottom off and said she immediately felt pain.

Burrow said in an interview that he did have consensual sex with the woman but says she was confused and intoxicated prior to the sex.

Burrow’s last chance to cut a plea deal will be May 4th of next year.

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