HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Huntingdon man is facing charges after a young girl came forward and accused him of inappropriately kissing and touching her one night in 2016.
The girl, who was interviewed by police in late 2021, told what happened that night after Justin Burks, now 39, took her and her mother to his uncle’s home, according to the criminal complaint.
According to the girl, she was at Burks’ uncle’s home on Stone Creek Ridge Road with her mother. She said Burks gave her a note asking if he could kiss her while playing pool. Afterward, she went swimming and said that Burks joined her and began touching her and kissing her. Her mother was not nearby at the time according to the complaint.
Later, a similar incident occurred while the girl was alone in the room she and her mother were to be staying in she told police.
When later interviewed, the mother told police she remembers the night this happened because she had gotten into a fight with her husband and Burks picked her and the child up to get out of the situation and went to his uncle’s house.
According to the complaint, Burks claimed that he doesn’t have an uncle that lives in Huntingdon, just in Altoona and Alabama, and that neither of them has a swimming pool.
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Burks was taken into custody and placed in Huntingdon County Prison on $100,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 22.