Guy, 83, Busted for Prostitution

Victim says he wanted her to repay loan by letting him perform sex acts
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2011 12:14 PM CDT
Guy, 83, Busted for Prostitution
Ben Clifford Dawson is charged with offering a woman creative ways to pay him back the $7,000 he loaned her.   (Centerville Police Department)

The most recent entry in the Unlikely Crimes category: A City Council candidate from Centerville, Iowa—who just happens to be an 83-year-old man—was arrested and charged with prostitution. The 33-year-old victim accuses Ben Clifford Dawson of offering to let her repay a loan by allowing him to perform sex acts on her, the Daily Iowegian reports. Dawson, who allegedly also kissed the victim’s neck without permission, was also charged with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. The Smoking Gun has the arrest warrants here. (More strange stuff stories.)

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