(RepublicanInformer.com)- Beaverton, Oregon’s mayor from 2009 to 2021, Dennis “Denny” Doyle, entered a guilty plea in federal court on Tuesday for illegally possessing child pornography. On his way out of the courtroom, Doyle said, “You know, we make mistakes.”
Doyle had a number of pictures of young kids under the age of 12. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Youngsters has classified the children in these pictures as “known exploited kids.”
Due to his guilty plea, Doyle will no longer be eligible to vote, possess a weapon, or hold public office. According to Oregon Live, he was instructed to have “no direct or indirect contact with anybody under 18.” That also applied to his grandkids, who range in age from five to fourteen, unless he had prior approval from a pretrial supervision officer.
Doyle is also prohibited from using or owning, without first receiving permission, any computer or other internet-connected device, including a smartphone. He must consent to random or ongoing surveillance of his computer usage. Additionally, he was instructed not to join any charity or volunteer organization that might bring him in touch with anybody under the age of 18.”
Between November 2014 and December 2015, Doyle “knowingly and illegally possessed digital material containing child pornography” and pleaded guilty to one count of possession. According to a statement from the Department of Justice, he was accused of the offense in March 2022.
On January 24, 2023, a judge will sentence the defendant in the US District Court. The FBI’s Portland Child Exploitation Task Force looked at the case as part of the 2006-launched Project Safe Childhood program.
The accusation was brought when Doyle’s old computer thumb drive, which included pornography and other private documents, was handed over to the police.
Doyle is accepting a sentence of one year and one day, enabling him to spend less time in jail, according to a plea bargain presented in court Tuesday afternoon. The minimum sentence for a felony conviction is one year and one day in jail. Only sentences more extended than a year in the federal system permit offenders to be released early for good conduct while detained.
The government also advises five years of supervised release after any jail sentence. Doyle and his attorney could fight for less punishment.
As part of the plea bargain, Doyle would also have to register as a sex offender.