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Man accused of sending inappropriate messages to minor

 BENTON, MO (KFVS) - An East Prairie man is in custody for attempted solicitation of a minor.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says the charge stems from Brian Burney sending inappropriate and explicit messages to a 15 year-old girl through Facebook and by text.

On Friday night, deputies responded to a report that a teenage girl was attempting to run away.

Deputies talked with the juvenile's guardian, who said the child had been in contact with Burney on Facebook.

Officers were able to find evidence of those messages on electronic devices.

Police arrested Burney near Sikeston High School.

He's in the Scott County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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