Norfolk employee charged in sexual assault case released on bond

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 10:13 PM

NORFOLK -- A city employee facing sexual assault charges was released on bond Friday afternoon.

A young male told investigators that Jay Conova Burton, 54, of the 7400 block of North Shore Rd., had assaulted him on numerous occasions at Burton's residence since 2008.

Burton faces seven felony charges- two counts of forcible sodomy, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in custodial or supervisory relationship.  

There was originally only one alleged child victim, but now there are three, according to Amanda Howie with the Commonwealth's Attorneys Office. 

Burton was granted a $75,000 bond with conditions by the court. He is to have no contact with the alleged victims in the case, he can't be alone with anyone under the age of 18 including his own children, he is barred from all public and private recreational facilities, and he can't leave Virginia.

Burton was also arraigned Friday morning on four additional felony charges: two counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of forcible sodomy, and one count of indecent liberties.

The Commonwealth's Attorney's office is appealing today’s decision in Norfolk Circuit Court. 

Police believe Burton has worked at a number of recreation centers in Norfolk, including his current position at the Titustown Recreation Center.
 

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