12 Years in Prison for Professor in Assault Case

January 18, 2016

Anna Stubblefield, the former chair and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University at Newark, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for aggravated sexual assault against an intellectually disabled man, NJ.com reported. She was convicted on charges involving a man with whom she’d worked on a controversial communication method. Stubblefield said she and the man were in love and that the sex was consensual. But the man’s relatives and prosecutors said the man lacks the intellectual capacity to give consent. The judge said that, based on her conviction, Stubblefield has lost her Rutgers position and is disqualified from future public employment.

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