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74-year-old Iowa man sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

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CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A 74-year-old Floyd man convicted earlier this year of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the crimes.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that John Lusk was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 25 years on each count of second-degree sexual abuse. Judge DeDra Schroeder also denied Lusk's motion for a new trial.

Prosecutors say Lusk must serve at least 35 years before he's eligible for parole.

Lusk was convicted of sexually abusing two 8-year-old children at different times.

Lusk was a volunteer with the Charles City Foster Grandparent Program, working with children at local schools and day cares.

Lusk also faces trial in Woodbury County on three more charges of second-degree sexual abuse.

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