- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 74-year-old Floyd man convicted last month of child sexual abuse is seeking a new trial.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1BKeSsg ) that John Lusk’s sentencing, which had been set for Friday, has been pushed back to July 24 following his motion for a new trial. The motion claims there was not enough evidence to prove his guilt.

A jury convicted Lusk of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, punishable by up to 25 years in prison on each count. Lusk also faces trial in Woodbury County on three more charges of second-degree sexual abuse.

Authorities say Lusk sexually abused two 8-year-old children at different times.

Lusk was a volunteer with the Charles City Foster Grandparent Program, working with children at local schools and day cares.


Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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