Public Safety

Marion woman faces sex abuse charge

MARION — A Marion woman is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in her home.

According to the Linn County Attorney’s Office, the victim said during a forensic interview at Unity Point-St. Luke’s Child Protection Center that Marcy A. Westphal, 60, of 9-F Chapelridge Circle, engaged in a sex act with the teen at her residence on Aug. 17. Authorities said the act was witnessed by another person.

Westphal was arrested this week and has been charged with third-degree sex abuse, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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