Thursday, March 12, 2009

McDonough predator sentenced to 30 years, made initial contact through internet chat line - A McDonough man who traveled to Rome with the express purpose of having sex with a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison this morning.
Michael Lee Burnette, 46, was found guilty of aggravated child molestation, cruelty to children, enticing a child and statutory rape charges
Burnette used an internet chat service, called the Quest chat line, to make initial contact with the victim and on at least one other occasion Burnett coerced the 13 year-old child, through intimidation, to allow him into her parent’s home by threatening to tell the child’s parents of a previous encounter.
Burnette will have to register as a sex offender and be chemically castrated upon release.
It’s a shame they have to use chemicals…