Dennis Doyle, the former Democratic mayor of Beaverton, Oregon, has now reportedly been sentenced to six months in federal prison on Tuesday and ordered to pay $22,000 in compensation to his victims heinous crimes involving children.
Doyle was elected mayor in 2009 and lost his reelection campaign in 2020 to Beaverton City Councilor Lacey Beaty, according to Willamette Week.
Between November 2014 and December 2015, he intentionally had illicit photos of children, reportedly admitting as much when FBI officials contacted him in early 2022 before pleading guilty to one count in October.
The Beaverton Police Department notified the FBI when a local company reported the discovery of a thumb drive containing the images that seemed to be Doyle’s in January 2022, according to the office.
Several of the photographs depicted youngsters under the age of 12 who had been designated as known exploited juveniles by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
According to the US Attorney’s Office, Doyle’s six-month jail term will be followed by five years of supervised release.
The offense in question is punishable by up to 20 years in jail and supervised release for life.