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Rotary member charged with having sex with exchange student

November 2, 2017

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A 73-year-old member of the East Bremerton Rotary has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly sleeping with a 17-year-old girl who was in Bremerton through a Rotary foreign exchange program.

The Kitsap Sun reported Thursday that Larry Iversen was charged in October with the felony crime that describes using a supervisory position to have sex with a minor older than 16.

Authorities say Iversen had been the ‘youth exchange officer’ for the East Bremerton Rotary, a volunteer service organization.

Court documents say the girl’s host family discovered the alleged relationship when reviewing a cellphone they had given her to use.

Detectives say Iversen told them the relationship started in spring 2017 after he bought her a ring at a Rotary auction.

Iversen has been permanently banned from the club.

The Kitsap Daily News reports Iversen’s attorney, Tim Kelly, said Iversen will plead not guilty.

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