Guilty plea in molestation of 9-year-old

Kyle Wayne Burris


A Hardin County man is behind bars after sexually molesting a young girl. 

Kyle Wayne Burris was indicted by a grand jury Jan. 31, 2013, and pleaded guilty Monday, June 24, to aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was sentenced to six months in jail, given 10 years probation and fined $1,000,

Apparently, Burris thought his plea deal would keep him out of prison, as he made an outburst in court after he was ordered handcuffed by Judge Layne Walker’s bailiff. 

“That wasn’t the deal here!” Burris pleaded. 

Bailiffs surrounded Burris and quickly secured him face down on Walker’s court podium. 

“You molest a fourth grader, you’re going to do some jail time,” Judge Walker said in Monday’s court. 

Prosecutor Perry Thomas said that the sexual assault occurred almost 10 years ago in 2004. According to an investigative summary obtained by The Examiner, the now 17-year-old victim said Burris molested her from the time she was 9 until she was 15 years old. 

“It is unusual,” Thomas said addressing the length of time it took for the victim to come forward. Nonetheless, Thomas said Burris’ guilty plea is proof justice has been served.

Burris must also register as a sex offender and wear a GPS tracking device upon his release.