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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.

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,