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DOC Deputy Director Resigns
DOC Deputy Director Resigns

The deputy director of the southern district of the state corrections department has quit amid allegations of sexual harassment.

Ty J. Bates was at the center of two recent investigations involving communications from him that violated department policies.  A spokesman says the violations did not warrant legal charges, but did meet the department’s definition of harassment.

Bates had been with the corrections department since 2003 and had been a deputy director since 2011.