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Downstate man faces sentencing in sex attacks on 2 toddlers

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By Associated Press

EDWARDSVILLE -- Prosecutors plan to seek a life prison term for a man facing sentencing on convictions related to sexual attacks on two toddlers in southwestern Illinois.

Thirty-year-old Michael Burgund of Alton is to be sentenced Friday in Madison County. That's where a jury convicted him in December of six counts of predatory criminal sexual assault.

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Burgund was charged in April 2011 after going to Alton police and admitting he sexually assaulted two toddlers beginning in June 2008. The victims at the time were 2 and 3 years old.

Burgund testified during his trial and denied the allegations.

Burgund remains jailed in Edwardsville.

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