A 45-year old Kountze man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. In July of last
year, John Edward Burns began a conversation through social media with a person he believed
to be a 15-year old female, but was actually an undercover investigator. Burns set up a meeting
to meet the child and take her to a motel in Tyler. He was arrested at a Beaumont park when
he arrived to meet the person he believed to be a minor female. He pleaded guilty to the charges.