(7-8-22) Former Parkway school board member and Rockford Mayor Jeffrey Armstrong on Thursday was sentenced to eight years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography.

Court papers allege that Armstrong was hoping to engage in sexual activity with two girls, five and six years old. He told the FBI undercover agent that he has had sexual activity with minors before.

Judge James R. Knepp II handed down the sentence in U.S. District Court’s Northern District of Ohio in Toledo. Armstrong had faced up to 20 years in prison.

Armstrong was also sentenced to ten years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $5,000 Justice for Victims Trafficking Act assessment and $100 fine, according to a public affairs officer with United States Attorney’s Office.

Armstrong in November had entered a plea of guilty to count one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography as part of a plea agreement.