Weaverville Man Arrested for Continuous Sexual Child Abuse

Nov 12, 2013 4:26 PM

The Trinity County Sheriff’s Department arrested 50-year-old Ricky Dewayne Burt for reportedly molesting three boys between the ages of 8 and 10 years old between 2008 and 2010, according to the department.

Burt, of Weaverville, was arrested on November 5 after a nearly year-long investigation. Burt has been in the Weaverville and Lewiston areas of Trinity County since 2002. His prior whereabouts before 2002 were not known to the Sheriff’s Department. He is currently being held in the Trinity County Jail on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, and failure to update his sex offender registration within 30 days. Burt last registered in September 2013 and had to register every 30 days because he does not have a permanent address.

According to the department’s press release, investigators believe there is the possibility of additional victims. Although the department was unable to provide specific information about the three cases, they did indicate all three boys were from Trinity County.

Anyone regarding Burt or other victims are encouraged to contact the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department’s Investigations Division at 623-1334.


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