- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) - A North Iowa Community School District kindergarten teacher accused of inappropriately touching a child has taken a plea deal.

Online court records say 62-year-old Allen Twait, of Forest City, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to assault causing injury or mental illness. He originally was charged with lascivious acts with a child and indecent contact with a child.

He was sentenced to two years of probation and fined $315. Twait also was granted a deferred judgment, which means his crime will be removed from his record if he successfully completes probation.

A criminal complaint alleges Twait fondled a child under 14 last February, but that the incident was not alleged to have occurred at the school where Twait worked. Twait was placed on administrative leave after he was charged.

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