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UWM professor charged with sexually assaulting student

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor is accused of sexually assaulting a student he was advising in a PhD program.

The 58-year-old Anthony Azenabor is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree sexual assault. Azenabor made his initial appearance in court on Sunday, when a cash bond was set at $7,500.

A criminal complaint says the assaults began in March 2018 and occurred at his office and a research lab. The complaint says the woman was afraid to tell officials about the assaults for fear that she would not be granted a PhD.

Authorities say that during the course of the investigation, a second victim, one of Azenabor’s former students, was identified. She also said she did not report the assaults for fear of not receiving her graduate degree. Azenabor’s attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.

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