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Teacher caught having sex with colleague denied benefits

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A judge has denied unemployment benefits to a former eastern Iowa science teacher who was caught having sex with a colleague in a classroom closet.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/17s4LnC ) that Robert L. Brown, of West Branch, was denied benefits due to willful workplace misconduct. Brown was forced to resign from his job with the Columbus Community School District in November 2012.

Brown filed for unemployment benefits, saying the encounters took place on his personal time during lunch and after classes.

His attorney, Gerald Hammond, told an administrative judge that Brown never neglected his teaching duties or ignored his contractual obligations to the district.

Brown was videotaped after surveillance cameras were placed around the school, in response to rumors about Brown and a female staff member.

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