Former Prosser mayor pleads guilty to molestation

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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- The Benton County prosecutor is recommending a three-month jail sentence when former Prosser Mayor Linda Lusk is sentenced July 8 for molesting a 14-year-old boy at her home.

Lusk pleaded guilty to third-degree child molestation on Friday in a deal with prosecutors who agreed to drop charges of child rape and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

The Tri-City Herald reports Lusk was booked into jail Friday and began serving time in work release that will be applied to her sentence. She also has to register as a sex offender.

The 50-year-old Lusk was charged in June and accused of having sexual contact with the teen who had stopped by her home in April 2010 during his lunch hour from school.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com