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UWM professor pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Posted at 7:16 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 20:16:55-04

MILWAUKEE -- The former UWM professor that was accused of sexual assault has pleaded not guilty.

58-year-old Anthony Azenabor was taken into custody last week on two felony charges of sexual assault, use of force and one misdemeanor of sexual assault.

Prosecuters said that Azenabor professed his love to two students, prior to sexually assaulting them.

The offenses allegedly took place last spring, and Azenabor is now banned from campus by court order.

UWM's website says he's a professor in the College of Health Sciences with an office in Enderis Hall.

UWM calls the charges "very serious" and says in a statement, "We always encourage students who believe they have been victimized to come forward and speak to police. Their courage allows us to take action."

"Shocked and "surprised" were the words going around campus as students learned the news.