Former Prosser mayor pleads guilty to molestation



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.


Information from: Tri-City Herald,