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It’s been a banner few weeks for flagship universities in the state of Iowa. Not to be outdone by in-state foe University of Iowa and the TA who accidentally sent her nudes out to an entire class, a professor at Iowa State University was cuffed and stuffed after soliciting prostitution. Professor Michael Spurlock took the bait set by an undercover police sting.
From Iowa State Daily:
Iowa State University has confirmed ISU professor Michael Spurlock was arrested and charged Wednesday with prostitution in Ankeny, Iowa.
Rob Schweers, program director for the senior vice president and provost, said Spurlock is a tenured professor in food sciences and human nutrition in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Schweers had no other details to offer.
Investigators placed an ad on www.backpage.com that resulted in approximately 200 inquiries. Detective Nate Lampe of Ankeny Police said Spurlock responded to the ad and contacted an undercover agent.
Lampe said an undercover agent and the suspect met at an undisclosed hotel in Ankeny and made a verbally committed to a sexual act in exchange for money. At that time, police came into the hotel room and made the arrest.
That’s a tough one to come back from, and if he somehow does return to the classroom, will he retain any respect from his students?
Spurlock: “Everyone please turn to chapter seven in your textbook.”
Johnny Student: “Hey Teach, remember that time you tried to buy a hooker?”
[via Iowa State Daily]