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Former Iowa city clerk convicted in Nebraska child sex case

Douglas Furlich photo from Dakota City Sheriff's Office

Douglas Furlich photo from Dakota City Sheriff's Office

LAWTON, Iowa (AP) — A former city clerk in northwest Iowa has been convicted after making a plea deal in a Nebraska child sex case.

Court records say 61-year-old Douglas Furlich, of Lawton, Wednesday entered a plea of no contest to an amended count of attempted sexual assault by use of an electronic communication device. Sentencing has been set for Nov. 9.

The Lawton City Council in Iowa fired Furlich after his arrest.

The Nebraska State Patrol says Furlich posted an ad online saying he was “looking for a younger guy.”

Officials say an undercover officer responded, pretending to be a 15-year-old boy. Court documents say Furlich went to a South Sioux City, Nebraska, park in June to meet the boy. Furlich was arrested there.