On Friday, the former mayor of Beaverton, Oregon, was charged with the possession of child pornography.
Dennis "Denny" Doyle, who served as mayor of the city from 2009 to 2021, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography, according to the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice said that between November of 2014 and December of 2015, "Doyle is alleged to have knowingly and unlawfully possessed digital material containing child pornography, including images depicting minors under twelve."
Doyle will make his first appearance in federal count today.
If convicted, the 73 year old faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, in addition to $250,000 fine and a life term of supervised release.
The Department of Justice said that this case was investigated by FBI Portland’s Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF), and is being prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon.