Former Prosser Mayor Linda Lusk has been charged with third-degree child molestation, accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy.
According to court papers filed Wednesday by the Benton County prosecutor’s office, the boy told police he and the 49-year-old Lusk had exchanged text messages, including one with a photo of her partially undressed.
The documents say the boy told his parents that Lusk touched his penis and he touched her breasts during a lunch-hour visit to her house April 28.
Lusk’s lawyer Scott Johnson told The Tri-City Herald that his client is “fully cooperating with the police investigation.”
She was not arrested. She is due in court next week.
Lusk is married to Prosser High School Principal Kevin Lusk. She served one term as Prosser’s mayor, then lost a re-election bid in 2007.