Sparta man caught with over 100 images of child porn

Sparta man caught with over 100 images of child porn (Image 1)
Sparta man caught with over 100 images of child porn (Image 1)

A man from Sparta was arrested Tuesday on a one count indictment of sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to officials, evidence was gathered over a five month investigation led by White County's sheriff's office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit within the Cookeville Police Department.

During that investigation, authorities discovered that Don Burns, resident of Sparta, possessed over 100 images of child pornography between October 18 and 19, 2012.

Burns is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, which is a class B felon in the state of Tennessee.

The charge carries a penalty of eight to 12 years in prison.

If convicted, Burns will serve his mandatory sentence without parole.

No other details were released at this time.

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