Town Shocked by Serial Rape Allegations

Posted: Jul 14, 2011 1:03 PM by Kylie McGivern
Updated: Jul 15, 2011 12:00 AM

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CENTRALIA - Centralia residents reacted Thursday to the news that Randolph County is prosecuting a father and son from Centralia for rape. Centralia Police arrested 43 year-old Billy Burton and his 25 year-old son Joseph Burton Sunday. The two are accused of a string of rapes which span back to 1999 when the alleged victims were nine and 13 years old.

Centralia Police said the crimes originally started in Centralia, but the rapes also occurred in Audrain and Randolph County.

A counsel status hearing is expected on Monday, July 18th at 1:30.

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