- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) - A former city clerk in northwest Iowa has been sentenced in a Nebraska court to probation for trying to set up a sexual encounter with someone he thought was a teenage boy.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2elfiPX ) that 61-year-old Douglas Furlich, of Lawton, Iowa, was sentenced Wednesday to three years of intense supervised release.

Furlich pleaded no contest in September to attempted sexual assault by use of an electronic device.

The Nebraska State Patrol says Furlich posted an ad online “looking for a younger guy.” Officials say an undercover officer responded, pretending to be a 15-year-old boy. Police say Furlich went in June to meet the boy at a South Sioux City, Nebraska, where he was arrested. He was fired by the Lawton City Council after the arrest.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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