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Registered sex offender arrested in Phoenix

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William Burke (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) William Burke (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A registered sex offender has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman and a teenage girl in Phoenix, police said.

William Burke, 46, is facing nine felony charges of sexual abuse, sexual assault, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment.

A 63-year-old woman called police on Sunday and reported that Burke had sexually assaulted her, according to the police report.

The victim said Burke had found her handgun and had moved it, despite being a prohibited possessor.

A teenage girl was also interviewed and told police Burke had sexually assaulted her in May 2012 when she was 17 years old.

Police interviewed Burke who admitted to taking the woman's handgun on Sunday and also admitted to sexually abusing the woman and the teenage girl in separate assaults.

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