- Associated Press - Thursday, August 3, 2017

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former Webster City school board member has received two years’ probation in an Iowa sex abuse case.

The Messenger reports that Paul Stenger was sentenced Wednesday morning in Hamilton County District Court on a charge of lascivious conduct with a minor. The 65-year-old Stenger had entered in June an Alford plea, which is a guilty plea without an admission of guilt.

He maintained his innocence Wednesday during the sentencing. Besides probation, Stenger was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Police say the case stemmed from allegations made against Stenger by a person under 18 who says the abuse occurred over two years.

Stenger resigned from the Webster City school board in December. He’d been elected in September 2015.


Information from: The Messenger, https://www.messengernews.net

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