CCSU Moves To Fire Two Professors After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTIC) - Central Connecticut State University is moving to fire a pair of theater professors following reports released today detailing alleged incidents of sexual misconduct. 

CCSU President Zulma Toro says a nine month independent investigation centered on the alleged actions of Joshua Perlstein and Thomas Delventhal. 

The investigation found Perlstein was involved in, among other things, questionable actions with female students, lying about a sexual relationship, and trying to conceal his conduct. 

Delventhal is accused of trying to kiss five students on the neck and forehead, and trying to conceal his behavior.

Toro says she is disheartened and disgusted by the findings. She says the University will work to adopt a monitoring, reporting, and tracking system, and also look into a new model for investigating acts of sexual harassment.