CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The City of Centerville has hired a convicted Iowa sex offender as temporary city administrator.
Kevin Stocker, 37, of Elkhart, was hired by the City Council earlier this month. Mayor Jim Senior said he was aware of Stocker's past but didn't share the information with the council before Stocker was hired.
Senior said he talked to Stocker about his situation and said Stocker was “a good man. He does a good job.”
The Iowa Sex Offender Registry says Stocker was convicted of enticing a minor in August 2006 in Black Hawk County. The girl was between the ages of 14 and 17.
A judge gave him probation and a suspended prison sentence of two years.
Stocker's contract runs through April 30, then it shifts to month-to-month status after that.
Centerville is southeast of Des Moines near the Missouri border.