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DA says Professor charged because of control over students

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -An Albany State University Associate Professor charged with sexual assault on students made his first court appearance Wednesday morning.  A judge set bond for 63-year old Dr. Phillip Jemilohun at $20,000.

He was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault and attempted sexual assault on two female students.

The D.A. says even though the students were over 18, the Professor is charged because he had power over them as their teacher.

Dougherty D.A. Greg Edwards said "there is this notion that you as a professor are controlling this person's destiny, this person's career. And that influence can be used even at this level."

Jemilohun, who taught at ASU's Department of Natural Science, is suspended without pay.

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