APNewsBreak: Iowa official rebuked for sex remarks

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The assistant director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy kept his job after making sexually inappropriate remarks to female cadets, but has been removed as its Violence Against Women Act coordinator.

A Dubuque County deputy filed a complaint alleging that Michael Quinn asked her and two other female students whether “penis size matters” during a June 2012 sex abuse investigation class. The deputy says she was appalled and described Quinn’s behavior as “downright disrespectful, disgusting and very unprofessional.”

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office found in May that Quinn did make inappropriate classroom remarks.

Its Crime Victim Assistance Division director tells The Associated Press it barred Quinn from continued participation in the academy’s Violence Against Women training.

Academy director Arlen Ciechanowski (shee-a-now-skee) says Quinn has “great administrative talents.”

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