PRESCOTT – A 43-year-old man was sentenced to spend 31.5 years in prison on Dec.15 after a jury found him guilty of two counts of child prostitution, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.
Buren “Jarrett” Burgess was arrested in November 2014 as part of a sting operation, after he solicited two people he believed were underage prostitutes for sex.
Burgess was already on lifetime probation due to prior child abuse-related convictions, D’Evelyn said.
Burgess’ case was delayed by the need for an Arizona Supreme Court ruling that was handed down in 2016.
It said that a “minor” as defined for the purposes of a police operation could mean a peace officer posing as a minor between 15 and 17 years old.
Burgess’ arrest was one of nine in a multi-agency prostitution sting in November 2014. Of the nine, three men were prosecuted.
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