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Iowa clerk accused of seeking sex with underage Nebraska boy

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) -- A northwest Iowa city clerk has been arrested and charged after police say he tried to meet an underage boy in Nebraska for sex.

The Sioux City Journal reports that Lawton, Iowa, City Clerk Douglas Furlich has been charged with sexual assault through use of an electronic device.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the 60-year-old posted an ad online saying he was "looking for a younger guy." The patrol says an undercover officer responded, pretending to be a 15-year-old boy. Court documents say Furlich went to a South Sioux City park Thursday night to meet with the boy. He was met by police and arrested.

Furlich is being held on $250,000 bail. He remained in the Dakota County Jail on Sunday and could not be reached for comment.

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