U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote today sentenced 67 year old Elton Ray Jones of Zavalla, Texas to 10 years in prison for contacting a person he thought was a 14 year old girl in order to make sexual contact.

Jones was found guilty after a two day trial in March of this year. Evidence and testimony indicated that Jones made contact with and had online chats with a law enforcement officer posing as a 14 year old girl. During those chats a sexual encounter was planned for October 17, 2012 in Lafayette. On arrival Jones was arrested.

In addition to the 10 year jail sentence Jones will serve 5 years of supervised release.