President of Jackson State University resigns after bust in prostitution sting

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William Bynum Jr.

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The president of Jackson State University resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi.

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The police chief in the Jackson suburb of Clinton said Monday that 57-year-old William Bynum Jr. was among more than a dozen people arrested during the weekend.

A news release from the Mississippi university system on Monday said Bynum submitted his resignation and it took effect immediately.

Bynum is charged with procuring services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and simple possession of marijuana.



He had been president of Jackson State since 2017.

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