Kenneth Lewis Barrett

Oregon mayor arrested for online sexual corruption of a minor

Kenneth Lewis Barrett

Myrtle Creek, Ore. (CNN Newsource) — A small-town Douglas County mayor was arrested as part of an online sex sting.

71-year-old Kenneth Lewis Barrett is the mayor of Winston.

Court documents say Barrett was arrested Sunday when he showed up in the town of Myrtle Creek to have relations with a 14-year-old girl.

That girl was actually a police officer who exchanged Facebook messages with Barrett.

Barrett faces charges of online sexual corruption and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The Winston city manager says Barrett currently remains mayor and doesn’t know his future plans.

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