Prosecutors at the US Attorney’s Office in the District of Oregon 73-year-old met Dennis “Denny“ doyle charged with possession of child pornography.
Case details are currently under wraps, but Law&Crime obtained a copy of the fact sheet filed by prosecutors on Thursday.
The filing was presented to the court by a US Attorney Scott Eric Aphaug and Assistant US Attorney Natalie K Wightclaims that the incident in question took place”[b]between on or about November 2014 and continuing through on or about December 2015.”
During that time, Doyle “knowingly and unlawfully possessed material containing child pornography,” according to the fact sheet.
Prosecutors allege that the child pornography charged with Doyle “contained a depiction of a pre-adolescent minor or a minor under the age of 12.” The DOJ’s press release said the illegal material “contained images depicting minors under the age of 12.”
The foreclosure notice included in the fact sheet asked Doyle to turn in “a purple 64GB Lexar USB key.”
Doyle was serving three terms as Mayor of Beaverton and was in office at the time of this alleged offense. His bid for a fourth term fell through when he lost in a 2020 runoff, according to Portland affiliate NBC KGW.
In 2008, then-Beaverton Councilman Doyle was named Citizen of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America. the Oregonians published a small article about Doyle receiving this honor. It read:
Doyle was recognized for his years of community service and work in youth sports during a ceremony on October 22. He founded the Westside Metros Soccer Club, served on the board of directors of the Westside Recreational Soccer Club, and was a board member of the Beaverton Baseball and Softball Association.
the Westside Metro’s football club is a “premier competitive and community-driven football club offering exceptional football programs for male and female players aged 6-18.”
These charges are a result of Project Safe Childhood, according to the US Attorney’s Office. The Department of Justice has had great success with this initiative since its inception in 2006. It aims to combat the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and is managed by the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Division of the Criminal Division.
Doyle now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of those charges. His first court appearance was scheduled for Friday.
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