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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
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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)
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(Newser) – 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. (Read more prostitution stories.)

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