Albany State University associate professor arrested, sexual assault

Philip Jemilohun is an associate professor at ASU

An Albany State University associate professor was arrested today and charged with sexual assault.

Dr. Philip Jemilohun, who has been an ASU faculty member since August 2007, is now on administrative leave without pay pending the criminal disposition. The charges stem from two student complaints made with the ASU Police Department. The ASU Police Department launched an investigation and submitted its investigative report to the Dougherty County District Attorney's Office, which agreed that criminal charges should be sought.

"When the students came forward with their complaints, we took them seriously," said ASU Police Chief Roberson Brown. "The University will continue its own administrative investigation while the criminal charges are being pursued. In all situations, the safety of our students is always our top priority. If there are other students with similar complaints, they should contact ASU Police Department or the District Attorney's Office to file a complaint. We are committed to making sure that our students are protected," said Brown.

Jemilohun remains in the Dougherty County Jail tonight. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

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