Monday night an Audrain County jury returned a guilty verdict in two counts: attempted statutory sodomy in the first degree and resisting arrest, both felonies against a Mexico man, 44-year-old Jimmy Dale Burns.

An eight-man, four-woman jury convicted Burns for the incidents, which concerned sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl and his subsequent arrest occurring in June, 2017. The jury deliberated for one hour.

Burns will be sentenced on March 16 by 12th Circuit Judge Wesley C. Dalton.