A Johnson County man is facing charges relating to the alleged sexual assault of a mentally disabled victim. Robert Burton awaits his Nov. 6 trial for one count of sexual assault in the first degree. The victim reported being raped multiple times by Burton between 2017 and 2018. Despite originally denying in an interview that the two had sexual intercourse, Burton eventually admitted to police the two did have sex but that it was consensual. Court documents say the victim physically and verbally protested during each encounter and reported such protests to police. Burton has been serving a 10- to 20-year sentence in the Wyoming State Penitentiary since 2019 for the sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. The new charges carry a sentence of five to 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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