Alton man says he was coerced into admitting he committed sexual abuse

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 10 at 9:51 PM

ALTON, Il (KMOV.com) -- An Alton man who admitted to sexually assaulting two and three year old girls now says that he was coereced into admitting to the crime.

30-year-old Michael Burgund, who was found guilty of predatory sexual assault, made the claim Monday morning in court.

He says that he was convinced he did do it after speaking with his wife and mother in law. Burgund is facing life in prison without parole.

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