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Professor charged with punching cop during a prostitution sting

Christopher Tymczak in the courtroom video.

(Fox 26)

“Sir, you are charged with assaulting a public servant,” the judge told Christopher Tymczak during his probable cause hearing.

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Tymczak is a doctor in philosophy in theoretical physics. He teaches at the Texas Southern University’s College of Science Engineering and Technology. Prosecutors say the felony assault charges filed against the professor follows a prostitution investigation.

“There was a deal made for $ 80,” the prosecutor said the judge. “This defendant said ‘oh no’ and tried to walk in the direction of the door.”

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While the police tried to handcuff Tymczak, prosecutors say that he used physical force to break the grip on his wrists and hit the officer in the face with a closed fist.

“You’re set to no bond because you are currently on bond for another crime,” the judge told Tymczak.

In September of last year, Tymczak was charged with the offence of forgery in a case investigated by TSU police.

Court documents accuse the professor of the forge of hardship withdrawal administration and the submission of these documents to an insurance company.

TSU sent Fox 26 this statement: “We are disappointed to learn of the charges filed against Dr. Tymczak. All university employees including faculty members are expected to adhere to all laws and regulations as well as all University policies and procedures. Dr. Tymczak will be offered a fair trial in the legal system. The University is reviewing the matter to determine whether a violation of University policies or procedures.”

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