Ben Clifford Dawson(Courtesy Centerville Police Dept.)
Centerville, Iowa (CNN) -- An 83-year-old city council candidate faces prostitution charges.
A woman told police 83-year old Ben Clifford Dawson offered to perform sex acts on her in exchange for repayment of a loan. She says he then grabbed her and tried to kiss her.
Dawson, who is running for city council in Centerville, Iowa, has been charged with prostitution and intent to commit sexual abuse.
He was charged released from jail after paying a two-thousand dollar bond.