Another Possible Delay in Trial for Former Prosser Mayor

Another Possible Delay in Trial for Former Prosser Mayor
KENNEWICK -- It's likely there will be another delay in the trial for Linda Lusk.

The former Prosser mayor was in court Friday afternoon on child sex charges. Her attorney, Jim Egan, asked to push the trial back two-weeks, to May 31st. He's also still asking for the case to be heard outside of Benton County.

The judge hasn't made a decision on the 'change of venue' yet, but is considering a one week delay. An official ruling could come as soon as next week.

Lusk is facing three felony charges, accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy.

During the hearing, Egan asked the judge to allow Lusk onto school property so she can watch her children's sports activities. But the prosecutor, Andy Miller, insists he is firmly against such a move.

"I do think, when the victim is a 14 year old student, and has school events, the boy should be able to go to school and not have to worry about whether or not he might run into the defendant."

In the end, the judge decided Lusk must ask permission on a case-by-case basis to step foot on any property in the Prosser School District.