EX-UNIVERSITY LEADERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY IN PROSTITUTION STING

Mississippi Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Two former leaders of Jackson State University have pleaded not guilty to charges related to a prostitution sting.

News outlets report former school president William Bynum Jr. and former art galleries director Shonda McCarthy were not in court on Wednesday. Their attorneys entered the not-guilty pleas for them on charges from a prostitution sting in Clinton last month.

Bynum has since resigned as university president. A trial for Bynum is scheduled for July 8 and a trial for McCarthy is set for June 24.

The Clarion Ledger reports that their attorneys weren’t immediately available for comment.

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3/12/2020 4:55:38 AM (GMT -5:00)

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