- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines County jury has found a former Burlington city councilman guilty of four felony counts of sexual abuse involving teenage girls.

The Hawk Eye reports (https://bit.ly/2bky1uc ) that after two days of deliberations, the jury found Chris King guilty on Thursday.

The victims, who ranged in age from 16 to 18, had said they met King through his photography business.

King had maintained that sex with the girls was consensual, but prosecutors said the girls were incapacitated by alcohol King provided and unable to consent to sex.

King served on the Burlington City Council from 2002 to 2005.


Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com

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