Officials seek to decertify ex-officer who had sex with teen

Ex-Officer Kyle Cross
Ex-Officer Kyle Cross

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — State law enforcement officials are seeking to decertify a former Dubuque police officer convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl.

The Telegraph Herald reports that the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council published notice of its intent to decertify 31-year-old Kyle Cross. A case hearing is set for Dec. 1 at the academy in Johnston, Iowa.

Early this year, Cross pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse, a felony, after he acknowledged having sexual contact with a 14-year-old runaway who was found at his house in February 2015. He was given a 10-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to register as a sex offender.

Cross had worked as a Dubuque police officer from 2007 to 2012.

He told the newspaper he does not plan to fight the decertification.

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