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Cottage Grove policeman arrested on attempted sexual assault charge

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Ted Sullivan
June 30, 2010
— A Cottage Grove police sergeant is expected to appear in Rock County Court in July after being arrested on a felony charge of attempted second-degree sexual assault related to an incident at his Edgerton home.

Douglas J. Kenney, 36, is accused of attempting to sexually assault a 28-year-old man, Rock County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Christiansen said. Attempted second-degree sexual assault is described as sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who is unconscious.


Kenney was arrested June 14 and held in the Rock County Jail, Christiansen said. He was later released.


The incident occurred April 15, Christiansen said, and it was reported June 10.


Kenney is on paid administrative leave from the Cottage Grove Police Department, Chief John Gould said. Gould declined further comment.


“This is a matter under investigation,” Gould said. “I don’t want to be doing anything or saying anything that would affect their investigation.”


The Rock County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case to decide whether to file charges.


Kenney is one of two sergeants at the Cottage Grove Police Department, according to the department’s website. Sergeant is the highest rank after chief in that department.


Cottage Grove has 12 sworn officers.


Kenney is scheduled to appear in court Monday, July 12.



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