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University Must Reinstate Professor Terminated Over Child Sex Assault

March 8, 2019

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court refused to hear Lock Haven University’s appeal of a lower court’s order that it rehire Charles Morgan, the professor of math it fired in 2016 upon discovering his decades-old conviction for child sex abuse, according to Penn Live. That lower court decision upheld an earlier arbitration ruling in favor of Morgan, which was supported by the Association of State College and University Faculties union. Morgan’s civil rights lawsuit against Lock Haven remains active.

Morgan was found guilty of sodomy and sexual assault against an 8-year-old boy and another minor in Kentucky in 1990, when he was 19. He was sentenced to five years in prison but was released early after he completed a voluntary therapy program. Legal decisions in his favor have cited the fact that he appeared not to have continued the criminal behavior.

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