College President Arrested in 'Dark Web' Prostitution Sting

William Bynum Jr. has resigned from Jackson State University
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 10, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Jackson State President Quits After Prostitution Sting Arrest
This is a Clinton Police Department handout booking photograph taken the weekend of Feb. 8, 2020, of William Bynum Jr.   (Clinton Police Department via AP)

William Bynum Jr., president of Jackson State University, has resigned after being arrested in a prostitution sting over the weekend. Mississippi state trustees met Monday to discuss choosing an interim leader. Bynum is charged with procuring the services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and possession of marijuana. He held the president's job for less than three years, CNN reports.

Bynum, 57, was arrested at a hotel in Clinton. Police said they made contact with the suspects through "dark web" sites online and agreed to meet them at the hotel, per USA Today. Bynum, who posted $3,000 bond, was one of 17 people arrested in the two-day operation. (More prostitution stories.)

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