UPDATE: WATCH: Students React to Jackson State University President’s Arrest in Prostitution Sting

William Bynum Jr. resigned as the 11th president of Jackson State University after a weekend arrest on charges related to a prostitution sting in Clinton.

Bynum was arrested late Saturday night during an undercover operation by Clinton police at the Fairfield Inn and Suites.

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“It’s my understanding that he was arrested. He was booked into the Clinton Police Department and bonded out shortly thereafter,” Chief Ford Hayman said.

Bynum was charged with procuring the services of a prostitute, simple possession of marijuana and providing a false statement of identity.

Another JSU employee, Shonda McCarthy, director of the university’s art galleries, was also charged with procuring services of a prostitute, along with possession of marijuana while operating a motor vehicle.

The arrests stunned JSU’s Student Government President Jordan Jefferson.

“Students are very upset about the situation,” Jefferson said. “We love Dr. Bynum. He was a great personable person. Very outgoing and was a great person overall, so everybody’s sad about the situation.”

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SOURCE: ABC WAPT 16, Troy Johnson

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