|Updated: 10/06/2011 5:30 pm
||Published: 10/06/2011 2:29 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting an underage student at Philander Smith College, according to reports.
Police say that on December 8, 2010, detectives interviewed a sixteen-year-old female student at Philander Smith College, who said that the college Director of Recruiting, 43-year-old George Gray, asked her to dance or strip at a party for his fraternity, and when she refused, he sexually assaulted her in the office.
According to reports, Gray was arrested on October 5 and charged with second degree sexual assault and producing, directing and promoting a sexual performance by a child. Gray posted $20,000 bail on October 6 and is due back in court on October 20.
Statement from Philander Smith College
"Philander Smith College addressed the claims of a student who accused a staff member of unprofessional behavior. We took the complaint seriously and our administrative team immediately conducted an internal investigation, which resulted in the staff member tendering a resignation. The incident was reported to the Little Rock Police Department, resulting in the former staff member’s arrest yesterday.
“The safety and security of our students is a high priority at Philander Smith College. We will always consider any claim of sexual misconduct by any person on our campus as a very serious matter,” said Chief Jack Matlock, chief of security at the campus.
In order to comply with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Philander Smith College can reveal no further details concerning this matter."