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Iowa city clerk arrested for trying to meet with male teen for sex

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LAWTON, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa city clerk has been fired after police say he tried to meet an underage boy in Nebraska for sex.

City council members in Lawton unanimously voted Tuesday to remove City Clerk Douglas Furlich, the Sioux City Journal reports. He was arrested Thursday and charged with sexual assault through the use of an electronic device.

The Nebraska State Patrol said the 60-year-old 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 to meet with the boy. He was met by police and arrested.

Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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