Dallas County Jail Administrator Deke E. Gliem has been charged with three counts of sexual misconduct with an offender
and three counts of invasion of privacy. Gliem resides in Dawson, Iowa, and his date of birth is 2/9/49.
Gliem was arrested this
morning based on three criminal Complaints and Affidavits filed in Dallas
County District Court. Each complaint alleges that Gliem did "engage in
a sex act with a prisoner incarcerated in a county jail" and did "view
another person for the purpose of sexual arousal and/or gratification
without the other person's knowledge and consent." The complaints allege
Gliem committed the violations with respect to three women inmates at
the Dallas County Jail in 2006 and 2005. (Click
here for a copy of the complaints.)
Sexual misconduct with an offender in violation of Iowa Code Sec. 709.16(3) is an aggravated misdemeanor, and is
punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of $500 to $5,000. Invasion of privacy in violation of Sec. 709.21(1) is a
serious misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $50 to $500.
In order to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest, the Dallas County Attorney referred this matter earlier to the
Attorney General's Office to serve in the role of prosecutor. Per the rules of Professional Conduct, the Office notes that a
criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The Dallas County Sheriff's Office earlier asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to investigate this
matter. The DCI stated today that Mr. Gliem turned himself in to DCI agents at the DCI Field Office in Des Moines at
approximately 9 a.m. this morning.
[End of statement.]
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