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71-year-old mayor tells girl he has mind of 17-year-old and energy of 12-year-old so she should have sex with him

By Mason White 1:27 PM March 22, 2017
Kenneth Lewis Barrett
Kenneth Lewis Barrett
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A mayor of a small town in Oregon, was arrested when he arrived to have sex with a girl.

Police said that 71-year-old Kenneth Lewis Barrett, who began his term as mayor of Winston in January, spent two weeks exchanging Facebook messages with the child.

Barrett connected with the 14-year-old girl and told her in the online messages that he is mayor of Winston, in an apparent attempt to use his position to get her to have sex with him.

The mayor described himself to the child as “71 with the mind of a 17-year-old and the energy of a 12-year-old”, according to police.

When the girl showed interest in him, Barrett set up a time and place to meet for sex. As soon as he arrived, the mayor was arrested.

After his arrest, Barrett learned that he was not communicating with a child, but rather with an undercover police officer.

Officers also found a 9-mm pistol that he did not have a concealed weapons permit for in his truck.

Barrett is facing charges of second-degree online sexual corruption and unlawful possession of a firearm