CLIVE, Iowa -- Clive police said Friday that a police lieutenant has been charged in a sexual abuse case. John Brodersen, 47, was charged with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, no injury.
Police said that on Jan. 31 the Clive Police Department asked Altoona police to investigate an allegation made against Brodersen. Police said "the criminal investigation revealed that Brodersen, while off duty at a private residence in Clive had inappropriate physical contact with a female victim."
Brodersen has been placed on unpaid administrative leave from the Clive Police Department pending the outcome of the case.
A news release issued about the charges did not include details about the accusations or when they were reported.
Clive Police Chief Robert Cox said Dallas County Attorney Wayne Reisetter asked for all questions by the media about the Brodersen case to be referred to him. Reisetter's assistant told KCCI that Reisetter would be unavailable until Monday.
Brodersen was taken to the Dallas County Jail at 9 a.m. He appeared in a Dallas County court and was released with orders to appear at a preliminary hearing on March 15 at 1:30 p.m.
The judge issued a no-contact order in the case. Brodersen will also be required to turn over any firearms he has by Feb. 29.
The Clive police website states, "Lt. John Brodersen is the Uniform Patrol Commander, responsible for the operations of patrol services, jail administration, and serves directly to the Chief of Police. Lt. Brodersen also serves as a Public Information Officer for media relations and is a certified instructor for the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in the courses of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Traffic Occupant Protection Strategies, Operation KIDS and Law Enforcement Education Training. Additionally, he manages the Department's Traffic Safety Grant Program with the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, oversees the Field Training Unit for new officers, and is an administrator for the Red Light Automated Camera Enforcement Safety Program."
The case remains under investigation.