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IU lecturer fired amid sexual assault charges

Posted: 11:14 AM, May 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-09 16:44:27-04

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University has fired one of its lecturers amid a sexual assault allegation by a student at the school.

Guo Ping Wang was a senior lecturer at the Jacobs School of Music.

The sexual assault was reported to the university on March 28. Wang was placed on leave as the claim was investigated by the university. IU reported the incident to the Indiana University Police Department on behalf of the student and fired Wang.

In a statement, Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel said the following:

"Sexual assault has no place on our campus, or any campus, and any act of violence on the part of an employee against a student is especially egregious. The university intends to work with authorities to vigorously pursue this case to the fullest extent of the law. Providing a safe environment for our students and supporting them in times of need are our top priorities, and we intend to use all our resources to help our student in any way possible."

The IU Police Department has opened an investigation.