Adjunct history professor arrested for battery
Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 00:04
An adjunct history professor was charged with misdemeanor battery and felony robbery after police arrested him for striking a woman.
According to a police report obtained by the Gainesville Sun from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Roy Thomas Dye was arrested April 9 after paying an escort from Amber's Platinum Playmates $200, expecting oral sex.
The Sun states that Dye allegedly took $100 from the woman's purse after emptying it, then threw her off of him. She reportedly hit her head and hurt her back, then after being slammed into a bed several times, she locked herself in a bathroom and called the police.
The adjunct professor taught three courses at USF this semester — American History I, American History II and Modern Florida.
Dye resigned from his position after the incident, said Senior Vice Provost Dwayne Smith.
USF spokesman Michael Hoad said it is likely the University will see what happens in court before taking action.
"The thing, from our perspective, is it sort of depends on people's position and crime," he said.
Dye's employment status was set to expire in May, Hoad said.