former Lamar County Sheriff's deputy and Hattiesburg police sergeant is
now facing a multi-count indictment.
"Junior" Burnett, 47, has been indicted on four counts of fondling,
two counts of sexual battery and attempted sexual battery by a Lamar County
appeared before Circuit Court Judge Tony Mozingo, where the District Attorney's
office requested an early arraignment hearing today, instead of the set day Sept.
8th. However Burnett's attorney was sick, and not present making the court and
council wait until then.
to the indictment Burnett allegedly committed multiple sexual acts on a family
member under the age of 18 involving unlawfully and feloniously touching with
his hands, mouth, and privates to multiple parts of the victims body.
served the majority of his 22 years in law enforcement with the Hattiesburg
Police Department and officially retired from the Lamar County Sheriff's department
on May 16, 2014