Some Prosser Parents Calling for Former Mayor to Stop Volunteering

Some Prosser Parents Calling for Former Mayor to Stop Volunteering
PROSSER, Wash. -- Some parents in Prosser are upset about former mayor Linda Lusk volunteering for a local swim team. Lusk has timed swim meets for her kid's team, the Prosser Piranhas, but some parents called city hall asking that she stop.

The Piranhas are a private team so all complaints were handed over to the board overseeing the team. The board president told Action News Lusk was "innocent until proven guilty" and will allow her to keep helping.

Last month, Benton County prosecutors charged Lusk with molesting a teenage boy. She plead not guilty.

Lusk's attorney, Scott Johnson, told Action News that Lusk is no threat to children and that's why a judge ruled she's fine to be around them. He also claimed it was just one parent that called city hall, not multiple.

Her trial is expected to start in August.