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“One has to be aware in the 21st century attacks can come from all quarters, and although someone looks attractive, doesn’t mean they have the same intentions than you do,” he said. “Certainly getting your pants down is not preparing yourself. Well, not for a threat anyways.”

He said he didn’t agree with Mr. Hogan-Howe’s comments.

“The role of protection officer is to protect the principal,” he said. “Protect the principal from himself, on occasion.”

Associated Press writer Jill Lawless contributed to this report.