A director with the Illinois Department of Corrections is leaving his post following investigations of sexual harassment.
Ty J. Bates was the deputy director for the department's southern district and resigned Friday.
Bates was at the center of two recent investigations. Bates resigned after his disciplinary action was announced. His punishment included suspension and employee training.
The investigations showed that Bates violated the department's sexual harassment policies but it did not amount to the legal definition sexual harassment.
Bates became a deputy director in 2011. He was the former warden of the Big Muddy River Correctional Center.
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