Guoping Wang, a former senior lecturer at the Jacobs School of Music, has been charged with sexual battery by force and criminal confinement.
IU fired Wang after an investigation into a sexual assault a student reported on campus March 28.
The assault reportedly took place at 6:15 p.m. November 6, 2015, during a rehearsal for “The Nutcracker” in the Musical Arts Center, according to the probable cause affidavit.
The student, her dance partner and another dance couple were rehearsing when Wang asked her to stay and work on her technique.
After spending a few minutes working on things in a studio, Wang suggested to work on stretches in the hall, according to the affidavit.
Wang then invited the student into his office. The two entered and left the door open as Wang demonstrated a few stretches the student could do.
Some of the stretches were for the student’s back and required her to be on the floor. While on the floor, Wang tried to kiss her.
The student pushed Wang away and stood to leave, but Wang closed the door and blocked her from exiting. He then turned off the light and began kissing the student.
The student reported she felt she couldn’t move while he was kissing her, according to the affidavit.
He then began to pull her leotard off and began sexually assaulting her with his hands, according to the affidavit.
At this point, the student said, “Please Guoping, no, this can’t happen,” according to the affidavit.
She attempted to cover her body, but Wang moved her hands and as she struggled against him he was able to pull her leotard off. Wang then tried to assault her again, but she was able to cover herself with her hands, according to the affidavit.
A noise in the hall prompted Wang to go to the door. At this time, the student was able to pull her leotard back up and walk past Wang and leave. As she walked away Wang told her to not tell anyone about what happened.
When she was away she texted her roommate, who met her outside the MAC and she told her what happened. She later told her dance partner when he tried to give her a gift Wang had asked him to give her.
According to the affidavit, the student gave almost an exact same account to the police as she did in the IU memorandum.
IU Police Department officer Nathan Koontz also reported her behaviors and stress indicators appeared to be authentic as if she were telling the truth.
Wang will have a pre-trial conference at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 2016.
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