PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former southern Oregon mayor has been sentenced to a year and four months in prison for soliciting sex from a police officer on Facebook who he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 72-year-old Kenneth Barrett also was sentenced Thursday to serve three years of supervision after his release from prison and to register as a sex offender.
Barrett was convicted of first- and second-degree online sexual corruption of a child and unlawful possession of a firearm in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Barrett resigned as mayor of Winston days after bailing out of jail following his March 2017 arrest.
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Court documents show Barrett spent two weeks exchanging Facebook messages with a male Myrtle Creek police officer impersonating an underage girl.
Barrett told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he was done with social media after his arrest.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com