Professor faces a long history of misconduct allegations

NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut. – Recently released documents show that a professor at the university of Connecticut, who was suspended pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct was the subject of complaints of women for more than a decade.

The employment history from Central Connecticut State University theater professor Joshua Perlstein were released Tuesday after the New Britain Herald filed a Freedom of Information request.

The allegations include unwanted touching and inappropriate comments involving students, employees and other professor, which dates back to 2004. A woman told the Hartford Courant that Perlstein tried to kiss her when she was a student in 1998.

Perlstein was placed on paid leave in April and the university hired an independent investigator.

Perlstein said the allegations “in the past and are investigated.”

He could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

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