Former suburban Chicago cop sues over sexual advances -

Former suburban Chicago cop sues over sexual advances

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

CHICAGO (AP) -- A former suburban Chicago police officer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was fired in August after refusing his police chief's repeated sexual advances.

The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports Round Lake Heights Chief John Roehlk and the village are named as defendants in Hossein Isbitan's lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court.

The lawsuit references text messages allegedly sent to Isbitan that refer to him as "stud muffin" and "my rock star." The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages for sexual discrimination, workplace harassment and wrongful termination.

Village Attorney Rudolph Magna says the village denied the accusations when Isbitan first filed them with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The commission later ruled Isbitan had a right to file a lawsuit.

Magna says the village's insurer will handle the matter.


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