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.”
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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.