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- The New Hampshire attorney general has launched a criminal investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by three Dartmouth professors. The professors are Todd Heatherton, Bill Kelley, and Paul Whalen. All three work in the department of psychological and brain sciences.
Three Dartmouth College professors have been placed on leave as a criminal investigation into alleged sexual misconduct takes place, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.
Todd Heatherton, Bill Kelley, and Paul Whalen, all professors in the department of psychological and brain sciences, were placed on paid leave by Dartmouth last week. The New Hampshire attorney general’s office provided sparse details in a statement released on Tuesday.
“This Office has engaged in a dialogue with Dartmouth College and we have learned from the College that it has received allegations of sexual misconduct,” the statement read. “Based on the information provided, this Office, along with the Grafton County Attorney’s Office, the New Hampshire State Police, the Grafton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hanover Police Department, will be conducting a joint criminal investigation into this matter.”
No further information has been released and the statement said it was constrained in providing further details due to the criminal nature of the investigation.
Dartmouth College issued a separate statement saying it is cooperating with law enforcement.