83-year-old Iowa man arrested for prostitution

Ben Clifford Dawson

(KTVO/CBS) CENTERVILLE, IOWA - An 83-year-old man was arrested on charges of prostitution after he allegedly offered to perform sex acts on a woman as repayment of a loan, reports CBS affiliate KTVO.

Centerville police said that Ben Clifford Dawson, who is listed as a candidate for Centerville City Council, grabbed the victim and began kissing her neck without consent.

Dawson faces two aggravated misdemeanor charges: prostitution and intent to commit sexual abuse.

He was released from the Appanoose County Jail after posting $2,000 bond.

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