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Professor Resigns After Allegations of Relationships With Two Students

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A UK professor has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate relationships with two students.

Dr. Jeffrey Bewley, a professor in the University's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, resigned effective November 8.

According to documents from an open records request, he received a letter from the university on November 3 about a complaint filed against him.

The letter states he had a sexual relationship with a student and did not report the relationship to his department chair or to the dean of his college. it went on to say he allegedly persistently contacted the student after being asked to stop. It stated his behavior could constitute as sexual harassment or stalking.

He reportedly did not report a prior relationship with another student. 

Dr. Bewley sent a letter of resignation, saying that he did not agree with the allegations but would leave UK.  Due to the fact he has left the university, the investigation is suspended. He is not allowed to return to UK. 

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