Man charged with sexually assaulting teen, stabbing girlfriend

CONCORD, N.C. — Sulaiman Burvick confessed to sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl with special needs who lived nearby in Concord.

Investigators said that when someone found out Burvick tried to kill that person.

The victim's family contacted Channel 9 worried other children in their community may also be victims.

The assault happened in a neighborhood not far from Concord Parkway North.

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Authorities in Concord brought Burvick to police headquarters for questioning Friday.

They said he'd stabbed his girlfriend after a fight.

During the questioning for that violent crime, Burvick confessed to another crime -- sexually assaulting the young girl.

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"I don't think there is anything worse than a crime against a child of that nature,” Concord resident Stephanie Wood said.

The crime may have gone unreported, but detectives said Burvick's girlfriend found out he sexually assaulted the girl and confronted him.

Authorities said Burvick stabbed her multiple times in the neck and she was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. She recovered from the injuries and was later released from the hospital.

Burvick is in jail and expected to appear in court April 29.

“It's not something you can undo,” Wood said. “It's just awful. It's awful.”