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Salisbury University panel sanctions professor for sexually harassing student

In August, a Salisbury University panel concluded an investigation and found that physics professor Asif Shakur violated the school’s sexual harassment policy by inappropriately touching a student’s breasts and buttocks.

According to The Daily Times:

As a result of its findings, the Fair Practices Panel recommended Shakur be sanctioned in addition to receiving a written reprimand and suspension without pay during the fall 2010 semester.

The panel suggested the professor receive counseling to better educate himself on sexual harassment and appropriate student-teacher relationships and recommended he not be allowed to return to his position until he can provide documentation that he completed the counseling.

In May, a second female student filed a complaint against Shakur alleging he had rubbed his genitals against her while she completed an assignment in October 2009, according to the Fair Practices Panel investigative report.

The university panel decision came four months after a Wicomico County Circuit Court jury found Shakur not guilty of sex offense after a two-day trial April 29.

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