Ex-Prosser mayor to appear on '20/20' Friday

Tri-City HeraldSeptember 12, 2013 

Former Prosser Mayor Linda Lusk enters Benton County Superior Court in May 2011 before pleading guilty to one count of third-degree child molestation. Lusk entered an Alford plea, which means she denied committing the crime, but believed prosecutors had enough evidence to convict her. Lusk was accused of exchanging sexually explicit text messages and having sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy.

ABC News' 20/20 is planning to air a new segment on former Prosser Mayor Linda Lusk.

The segment, "Ex-Mayor Finds New Love after Small Town Sex Scandal," is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

Lusk was sentenced to three months in jail in July 2011 after admitting to inappropriately touching a 14-year-old boy. She served time on work release and was forced to register as a sex offender.

In the interview with 20/20, a follow-up to a November 2011 story, Lusk said she has moved on from the crime that brought her national attention.

"No, I really don't think about him," she said of the victim, according to a video posted on ABC's website. "I feel very bad for what happened. I don't think he's ever accepted responsibility for what he did."

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