LIBERTY — A Liberty man was indicted by a Casey County Grand Jury on Friday on 34 counts of various sexual crimes against three mentally handicapped adult females.
Michael E. Burt, 62, of 506 Ridgefield Drive, was arrested June 6 at his home by KSP Trooper Ricky Brooks and charged with 10 counts of third-degree rape and 20 counts of third-degree sodomy, court records show.
Since the initial arrest, Burt has been charged with four counts of second-degree sexual abuse involving two other women, the indictment states.
The new charges allege Burt subjected each of the two women to sexual contact on at least two separate occasions.
Further, the indictment states the three women were incapable of giving consent to the alleged sex acts because they are “mentally retarded.”
On June 6, Brooks was acting on a complaint from the Green County Department of Social Services office that someone fondled mental retardation residents at the Galilean Home.
After interviewing three residents at the home, one admitted to having sex with Burt multiple times, court records show.
Burt then admitted to Brooks having what he said was “consensual sex” with an adult female — a resident at the Galilean Home — more than 10 times from June 2011 to May 2012.
However, the indictment states the alleged acts happened between September 2011 and May 2012.
Burt, who had been employed at the Galilean Home in Casey County for 22 years, was fired in May for making inappropriate remarks to female residents at the home.
Galilean Home founder and director Jerry Tucker told The Casey County News that the victim was one of his adopted daughters who is now in her mid-30s but who has the mental capability of a 7-year-old.
Burt, who’s being held in the Casey County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond, declined an interview request from The Casey County News.
As of Monday, no court date has been set for Burt.