CHARLES CITY – A Floyd man is set for trial after being charged with felony second-degree sexual abuse of a child and aggravated misdemeanor indecent contact with a child in Floyd county and 3 felony sex abuse charges in Woodbury county.
According to court documents, John W. Lusk, age 73, is accused twice of fondling two different 8-year-old children in Floyd county. The first alleged molestation (felony charge) took place in 2010 when the child was visiting Lusk at his home in Floyd. The child was trying to sleep when Lusk rubbed the child’s groin area. The second incident (aggravated misdemeanor charge) took place this year in Charles City. He allegedly rubbed a second child’s groin area when the child and the child’s family were visiting him after a medical procedure.
On June 6, 2014, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office filed the two charges and a warrant for Lusk’s arrest was issued. He was jailed and appeared in court on June 11th. He pled not guilty on June 30th and was set for trial this week, but that was postponed until next year.
Court records also show that Lusk is charged in Woodbury county, Iowa with three counts of second degree sexual abuse. The alleged crimes took place twice in 2007 and once in 2005 against a female child under the age of 12 who was visiting Lusk’s home in Woodbury county. Lusk has pleaded not guilty and will face trial on October 28.