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Jefferson County school janitor granted permission to visit grandmother

5:58 AM, Jul 18, 2012   |    comments
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Hillsboro, MO (KSDK) -   A Jefferson County man who previously worked as a school janitor before being charged with raping an elementary school age girl has been given permission to visit his grandmother, provided he wears an ankle monitoring bracelet during the visits.

A judge agreed to allow Burgess the visits for a four hour period every two weeks with the times to be approved, prior to him going.   No information was provided on Burgess' request to visit the grandmother.

Judge Nathan Stewart also gave Burgess allowance to seek employment, but also mandated it be done while he's monitored electronically prior to going on job interviews.

Michael Burgess; 47 of Festus, is accused of statutory rape and sodomy after the victim told her parents about two incidents alleged to have taken place last year at Burgess' home. 

Investigators say Burgess has known the victim and the family for many years prior to the incidents.

Burgess was suspended from his job as a janitor in the Festus School District after the criminal case was filed against him last December.

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