Bushnell fire marshal arrested on child sex abuse charges


Cecil Burris

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - A Sumter County fire marshal and deputy fire chief was arrested Tuesday on charges of committing sexual abuse on a child, according to deputies.

The Department of Children and Families said it received a complaint that Cecil Burris, who goes by Brad, had sexually abused a child for several years.

Investigators said Burris, 55, of Bushnell admitted to inappropriately touching the victim during the last several years.

Burris was charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, and is in jail without bail.