Sex offender arrested for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old

Tommy Burgett (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)
Tommy Burgett (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.

According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson, deputies arrested Alicia resident Tommy Burgett, 44, following a call to the child abuse and neglect hotline about a seven-year-old girl being sexually assaulted.

The Crimes Against Children Division of the Arkansas State Police contacted the sheriff's office, which prompted an investigation. During the investigation, the young girl was interviewed and gave a statement about what happened.

Sheriff's investigators then contacted Burgett and questioned him about the allegations against him. During the questioning, Burgett admitted to the allegations. A deputy then arrested him for sexual assault in the second degree.

Burgett is a level two sex offender convicted for touching small girls in the past.

Burgett is in the Lawrence County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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