School custodian arrested for sex crime

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office arrested a custodian who works at Foster Elementary School on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse last week.

Ed Kirk, 55, was arrested and charged on Oct. 18 in connection to an incident at a family gettogether at his residence, said LCSO Capt. Jeff Cone. The victim was a juvenile female.

Kirk was lodged at Linn County Jail and released after posting bail.

Kirk is on leave until School District 55 receives further information, said Supt. Larry Horton.